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Will Wings' Franzen return for the 2015-16 season? (VIDEO)

It's still too early to tell, but Johan Franzen anticipates being ready for the Red Wings' regular-season opener if he doesn't have any setbacks from the concussion that sidelined him last season.  
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19 hours ago  |  Discuss

Detroit Red Wings: Franzen expected to be ready for camp

Earlier this month on isportsweb, I discussed the situation surrounding Detroit Red Wings’ forward Johan Franzen, and whether it was time for him to retire from the NHL.  Citing numerous head injuries and a fear of existing brain damage, I believe it would be best for Franzen, who turns 36 December, to step away from the game. However, earlier this week, reports surfaced once...
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Will Johan Franzen be ready for the start of camp?

Detroit Red Wings GM Ken Holland is hopeful that his power forward, Johan Franzen, can return in time for the start of the season."My expectations and hopes are he's going to be cleared when he takes his physical at camp," Holland told "Ultimately, it's in the hands of (his doctor)."Franzen last appeared for the Detroit Red Wings on Jan. 6, 2015. He only appeared in 33...
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8 days ago  |  Discuss

Detroit Red Wings: Should Johan Franzen retire?

While the Detroit Red Wings are trying to finalize their roster in preparation for another exciting season in Hockeytown, one member of the roster is facing a time of major uncertainty over the future of his career. Detroit forward Johan Franzen has been battling plenty of health concerns over the past seven months.  Back on Jan. 6th, Franzen was injured after taking a blindside...
18 days ago  |  Discuss

Red Wings: Johan Franzen gets Nyquist Babcock inspired bedsheets

It looks like Red Wings forward Johan Franzen isn’t going to have as hard of a time getting over Mike Babcock as Gustav Nyquist will. Or at least that’s how Franzen wants it to appear. Franzen, who missed almost all of last season with a concussion, posted this to his Instagram account for Nyquist in an attempt to help him (Nyquist) get over Babcock going to Toronto. ...
Via The Majors Detroit
22 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...
October 10, 2014  |  Discuss

Detroit Red Wings: Who should go for next season

Last week I looked at the top 5 players who should stay with the Detroit Red Wings for next season. Now I’m examining at the other end of the spectrum and have picked out the top 5 players that the Red Wings need to move on without. Who are the guys that underperformed and/or are overpaid? That was my basic principle in deciding which Red Wings should be packing their bags and...
May 10, 2014  |  Discuss

Wings' Franzen NHL's first star of the week

Johan Franzen had a good post-Olympic break return. Not only was Franzen able to play after missing 22 of 23 games due to a concussion, he had three goals and two assists in two games. After that offensive outburst, the NHL named Franzen its first star of the week ending March 2. Franzen assisted on both goals in the 2-1 overtime victory over the Montreal Canadiens Feb. 26. He then...
Via Fox Sports Detroit
March 03, 2014  |  Discuss

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