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Red Wings-Canadiens Preview

Despite the absences of two of their top players, the Detroit Red Wings managed to sweep their first back-to-back set this season. Goaltender Jimmy Howard is eligible to return for the Red Wings on Tuesday night, but forward Johan Franzen's status is unclear for a visit to the Montreal Canadiens, who will seek their first 6-1-0 start in 36 seasons. Howard was placed on 48-hour...
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Red Wings Daily (10/20/14): Franzen on IR, Howard a Go, and Around the NHL

Red Wings Updates Detroit could see Pavel Datsyuk back as soon as this week During practice on Monday, Pavel Datsyuk was no longer wearing a grey jersey indicating injury. He donned the red jersey and was put on a line with Justin Abdelkader and Henrik Zetterberg. Looks like his return could be sooner rather than later. He’s a strong possibility for Tuesday in Montreal. The question...
Via Detroit Sports Nation
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St. James: Red Wings place Franzen on 7-day injured reserve

Still updating the practice post, but now we know why the Red Wings haven't made any personnel moves to accommodate Pavel Datsyuk's return, per the Free Press's Helene St. James: Johan Franzen on 7 day IR — Helene St. James (@HeleneStJames) October 20, 2014 #RedWings put Johan Franzen on 7 day IR, opens roster spot for Pavel Datsyuk. Teammates...
Via Kukla's Korner
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Red Wings Injury Update: Johan Franzen leaves game against Leafs with leg spasms

Detroit Red Wings forward Johan Franzen left Friday's game in Toronto with muscle spasms and cramping in his leg, according to / gettyimages.comThe 34-year-old winger scored two goals in the 4-1 win over the Toronto Maple Leafs before exiting in the second period.  He described the injury as "a really tight spasm" which relaxed on the bench...
Via Sports Injury Alert
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Red Wings Daily (10/18/14): On Franzen, Howard, Around the NHL and More

10/18 – Game Preview Red Wings Updates Red Wings take first of home-and-home from Toronto After a 3-2 shootout loss to the Bruins, the Red Wings went into Toronto for their first road game with something to prove. They managed a dominating 4-1 victory over the Maple Leafs. After having, what he referred to as, “one of my worst games as a Red Wing”, captain Henrik Zetterberg...
Via Detroit Sports Nation
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Jimmy Howard out with a groin injury, Franzen a game time decision

The Red Wings didn’t come out totally unscathed during last night’s dominating 4-1 victory over the Maple Leafs. According to various reports goaltender Jimmy Howard — whose had a nice start to the season — is suffering from a tender groin and has been placed on the 48-hour IR. He could return as early as Tuesday. Jimmy Howard has a sore groin. He's on 48 hour goalie...
Via The Majors Detroit
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Henrik Zetterberg Sets Up Johan Franzen’s Second Goal With Incredible Pass

Detroit Red Wings captain Henrik Zetterberg didn’t play very well against Boston the other night, but he responded quite well on Friday night against the Toronto Maple Leafs. Zetterberg finished with 4 assists in the Red Wings 4-1 win, but this gorgeous no-look drop pass on Johan Franzen’s second goal was the best of the […] The post Henrik Zetterberg Sets Up Johan Franzen’s...
Via Diehardsport
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VIDEOS: Henrik Zetterberg Sets Up Johan Franzen for a Pair of Goals

Henrik Zetterberg assisted on all four of the Detroit Red Wings’ goals Friday night, in an impressive 4-1 victory over the Toronto Maple Leafs. Johan Franzen capitalized on the first two Zetterberg feeds — their first connection handed Detroit an early 1-0 lead, then Franzen made it 2-0 in the second period. Gustav Nyquist and Justin Abdelkader tacked on goals later in the game...
Via The Detroit Sports Site
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Detroit Red Wings: Johan Franzen is the x-factor

The Detroit Red Wings kicked off the 2014-15 season with a comeback 2-1 victory over the Boston Bruins. A goal from Justin Abdelkator’s rear end and a power play tap-in from Gustav Nyquist was enough to cover up the ill-advised turnover that gave the Bruins their only goal. The first star of the game was Johan Franzen. I’d say undeserved, but I’ll give credit where credit is...
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Takes From Red Wings Training Camp Day 2

Franzen Changes Up Off-Season Training, Energized for New Season Johan Franzen stated during training camp that he’s switched up his normal off-season training routine, opting for shorter high-intensity training sessions. He says he’s never felt better, and can’t wait to take the ice to start the 2014-2015 season, and it was evident on the ice during camp. Other players quickly...
Via Detroit Sports Nation
29 days ago  |  Discuss
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