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If you missed it in the quick take, Red Wings forward Johan Franzen suffered some sort of injury ("undisclosed") during the Red Wings' 3-1 win over the Los Angeles Kings, and he's iffy for tomorrow's game against Nashville, as MLive's Ansar Khan reports:
Coach Mike Babcock and general manager Ken Holland said Franzen's status for Thursday's home finale vs. Nashville will be determined in the morning.
“He's been real good for us,'' Babcock said. "He didn't finish the game, but hopefully he'll be fine for tomorrow.''
Babcock added, “Don't know a whole bunch. They just took him off the bench, or made him sit on the bench. I couldn't use him down the stretch. I'll find out tomorrow.''
If I were to guess, I'd go with Franzen possibly tweaking his hip flexors toward the end of the game. But that's just a guess.
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DETROIT The Red Wings might have to try to win Thursday without one of their top scorers.
Wings coach Mike Babcock said Johan Franzen, who is second on the team with 13 goals, was not able to finish Wednesday night's 3-1 win over the Los Angeles Kings.
"Don't know a whole bunch," Babcock said. "They just took him off the bench, or made him sit on the bench...
Update: Franzen says he's in: The Detroit Red Wings still face a must-win situation against the Nashville Predators tonight (7:30 PM EDT, FSD/FS Tennessee/97.1 FM) despite defeating the Los Angeles Kings last night, and at least initially, the morning skate gave no indications as to Johan Franzen's status for this evening...
Very optional practice this morning at...
The Detroit Red Wings are playing as though they have no intention of their long streak of playoff appearances ending this year.
Pavel Datsyuk had a goal and two assists, and Detroit moved a step closer to its 22nd consecutive postseason berth with a 5-2 win over the Nashville Predators on Thursday night.
The Red Wings, who moved into seventh place in the Western Conference, need...
DETROIT -- Pavel Datsyuk had a goal and two assists and the Detroit Red Wings moved a step closer to their 22nd straight playoff appearance with a 5-2 win over the Nashville Predators on Thursday night.
The Red Wings, who moved into seventh place in the Western Conference, need one more point to secure their spot in the postseason. They own the longest current playoff streak in North...
Pavel Datsyuk had a goal and two assists and the Detroit Red Wings moved a step closer to their 22nd straight playoff appearance with a 5-2 win over the Nashville Predators on Thursday night.
The Red Wings, who moved into seventh place in the Western Conference, need one more point to secure their spot in the postseason. They own the longest current playoff streak in North American...
Jonathan Ericsson’s beautiful pass to Pavel Datsyuk helped get the Detroit Red Wings on the board Wednesday night against the Los Angeles Kings. And Henrik Zetterberg’s display of skill in the third period helped put the clutch 3-1 win away.
First, it was Ericsson, the Red Wings’ hulking defenseman, who fired a no-look feed across the ice to Datsyuk. Detroit’s assistant captain...
The Red Wings come through once again, pulling themselves into 8th place, and playoff contention by 1 point over Columbus, in a 3-1 victory over the Kings. The Red Wings finally came out and played like a team that has something to prove right off the get-go. While there were no goals in [...]
DETROIT -- When it counts the most, the Red Wings are finally doing everything they've wanted to do.
Now they'll need to do it once more, this time on the road.
After a 5-2 victory over the hapless Nashville Predators on Thursday night at Joe Louis Arena, the Wings moved into seventh place in the Western Conference with 54 points ahead of the idle Minnesota Wild.
Now that the Detroit Red Wings control their own destiny, they hope to make it count.
After their latest victory moved them back into playoff position, the Red Wings look for a third straight win Thursday night when they face the visiting Nashville Predators, whom they've shut out in the last two meetings.
Detroit (22-16-8) has earned at least one point in six of seven games...
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The Detroit Red Wings moved a step closer toward extending their postseason streak to 22 with a 3-1 win over the Los Angeles Kings on Wednesday night.
Jordin Tootoo netted the go-ahead goal early in the third period, and Johan Franzen scored on a power play with 6:26 left, lifting Detroit into eighth place in the Western Conference.
The Red Wings, who have won two straight games...
The Los Angeles Kings are already returning to the playoffs.
The Detroit Red Wings could use more consistent scoring in their quest to reach the postseason.
The Red Wings attempt to move into playoff position by building on their best offensive performance in a month Wednesday night when they go for a fourth straight home win over the Kings.
Los Angeles (26-15-5) is headed to...
The Nashville Predators faceoff against the Detroit Red Wings as divisional opponents for the final time. Detroit looks to clinch a playoff spot Thursday night and would love to get a win against their Southern rivals. Nashville is ranked 14th in the Western Conference with 41 points and a 16-21-9 record. The Red Wings have a record of 22-16-8 with 52 points and ranked 8th in the...
The KK reader who sent this to me captioned it as "Coach Sutter Gives Red Wings the Stinkeye".