Originally written on Kukla's Korner  |  Last updated 11/15/14

PITTSBURGH - JUNE 9: Johan Franzen #93 of the Detroit Red Wings looks on the ice against the Pittsburgh Penguins during Game Six of the NHL Stanley Cup Finals at the Mellon Arena on June 9, 2009 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. (Photo by: Harry How/Getty Images)
Normally, I'd try to keep the game-day updates regarding tonight's game between the Red Wings and St. Louis Blues (7:30 PM EST, NBCSN/TSN/97.1 FM) in one thread, but surprising and unpleasant injury news regarding a player whose size and strength the Wings rather desperately needed to employ against St. Louis merits its own entry. According to the Macomb Daily's Chuck Pleiness, Johan Franzen will mis tonight's game due to a hip flexor injury (first it was groins, then shoulders, and now backs and hip flexors)... Wings general Ken Holland just confirmed that Johan Franzen will miss tonight’s game against the St. Louis Blues due to a hip flexor injury. “It’s day-to-day and has progressively gotten worse,” Holland said in a phone interview. “We’re going to give him a day off and see how he feels tomorrow.” Franzen has played all 12 games this season and has three goals and six assists. Patrick Eaves will be back in the lineup after being a healthy scratch the last four gam...
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