The Red Wings have placed Johan Franzen (upper-body) on injured reserve.
Franzen suffered the injury on Tuesday vs. the Oilers. The is no word on the severity of the injury, but his placement on IR means that he will miss at least the next two games. Teemu Pulkkinen has been recalled with Franzen on IR.
Franzen was a late scratch in the Red Wings win over the Flames last night. The Red Wings returned to Detroit late last night, so Franzen should undergo some tests today and a more detailed injury report should be released before they take-off for Washington in advance of Saturday’s game.
Franzen (flu) will play on Friday vs. the Islanders.
Franzen missed Tuesday’s game with the flu. He was tested for mumps and various other illnesses, but he was just dealing with a stomach flu. He will be reunited with Riley Sheahan and Tomas Jurco on the third line.
Franzen missed Tuesday’s game vs. the Blue Jackets, but is expected to play vs. the Isles on Friday. Monitor Franzen’s status leading up to Friday’s contest. Franzen has 19 points (6G / 13A) in 25 games this season.
Franzen (illness) is not taking part in the Red Wings’ morning skate.
Franzen missed Monday’s practice and is not on the ice this morning, which puts his status for tonight’s game in jeopardy. Expect an update from coach Mike Babcock following the morning skate. If he can not go, Daniel Cleary will remain in the lineup.
With the mumps breakout across the NHL, every time a player misses practice due to illness, you have to worry. The Red Wings are in action tomorrow vs. the Blue Jackets, monitor Franzen’s status tomorrow morning.
Franzen (groin) will be back in the Red Wings lineup on Sunday.
Franzen missed the last six games with a groin injury that he suffered in on October 17th vs. Toronto. In four games this season, he had two goals and three assists. He will skate on the Wings' second line with Darren Helm and Gustav Nyquist.
Franzen will miss his fifth straight game on Wednesday and he is hopeful that he will be back by Sunday, but did not rule out his potential return on Friday vs. Los Angeles. Franzen has two goals and three assists in four games and will provide a boost to the Red Wings top-6, but it will likely spell the end of Andrej Nestrasil's run with the Red Wings.
Franzen (groin) might not be ready for the weekend.
Franzen tried to skate at 100 percent this mooring but said "it didn't feel great" after practice. He aded that he is not optimistic he will be back by the weekend, but continue to monitor this wingers status as the week progresses.
Franzen is on the ice for the Red Wings' practice, but he is skating as an extra which means he will not be in the lineup for a fifth straight game. With Franzen out, Andrej Nestrasil is still with the team.
Franzen missed Saturday's game with leg spasms and will miss at least two more games, but should be eligible to return on Saturday vs. the Flyers. His movement to IR allows the Red Wings to activate Pavel Datsyuk from IR without sending anyone down.
Franzen missed Saturday's win over the Maple Leafs with leg spasms and he is not on the ice this morning, which suggests that he will likely miss Tuesday's clash with the Habs as well. With Franzen sidelined, Justin Abdelkader will remain on the Red Wings' top line with Stephen Weiss skating on the third line (unless Pavel Datsyuk returns).