Babcock said he doesn't know if Franzen will play tonight. If he does then Bertuzzi won't play. No other changes
Franzen was hurt last night and might miss tonight's game. We'll have to wait for an official word from the Red Wings. He has played great as of late (6 goals in his last 6 games) so this would be a big blow to the Red WIngs roster.
Franzen was moved to center on the Red Wings second line Friday against the Avs.
Babcock paired Pavel Datsyuk and Henrik Zetterberg together in an effort to energize the team following Thursday's 4-2 loss at Phoenix. He had Franzen center the second line with Valtteri Filppula and Gustav Nyquist. Franzen won 8-of-13 faceoffs,
Johan Franzen left Thursday's game against the Sharks with a lower body injury and did not return.
After the game coach Mike Babcock said he had no update on Franzen, and doesn't know if injury is significant. He will be evaluated Friday when they return to Detroit. The Wings don't play again until Sunday.
Franzen (hip flexor) hasn't played since February 10th, will be a welcomed addition to a depleted Red Wings roster. Franzen has nine points in 12 games this season and should continue to be a solid fantasy contributer.
Forward Johan Franzen (hip flexor) is likely to return during the California trip.
Franzen has missed the Red Wings last seven games with a hip flexor injury but should return on the Red Wings two game California trip. The Wings have battled the injury-bug all season and the return of Franzen would certainly help the likes of Datsyuk, Zetterberg and Brunner who have been carrying the team offensively.