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Red Wings put Johan Franzen on injured reserve

DETROIT (AP) The Detroit Red Wings have put forward Johan Franzen on injured reserve because of an upper-body issue. Detroit recalled forward Teemu Pulkkinen from the Grand Rapids Griffins of the AHL on Thursday. The 35-year-old Franzen has seven goals and 15 assists in 33 games this season. He did not play Wednesday night in Detroit's victory at Calgary. The 23-year-old Pulkkinen...
Via AP on Fox
21 days ago  |  Discuss

Wings place Franzen on IR, recall Pulkkinen

Johan Franzen will miss at least the next week. The Red Wings placed Franzen on injured reserve Thursday, one day after he missed the 3-2 win in Calgary with an upper-body injury. "I guess he didn't feel good on the plane," Wings coach Mike Babcock said of the flight from Edmonton to Calgary. Franzen, 35, has seven goals and 15 assists in 33 games and is a team-worst minus-12. Wings...
Via Fox Sports Detroit
21 days ago  |  Discuss

Detroit Red Wings: Christmas wish list

Tis’ the season to be jolly… Well, unless you’re a Detroit Red Wings’ fan. The Red Wings suffered their fifth straight defeat Friday night to the New York Islanders, 2-1. It’s the longest Red Wings losing streak since they dropped six straight about the same time last season from December 7 to 17, 2013. With the holidays upon us and the Wings struggling, why add to growing...
December 20, 2014  |  Discuss

Video: Alex Burrows takes a skate to the face

There was a frightening moment in the Detroit-Vancouver game when Johan Franzen’s skate came up and cut Alex Burrows on the top of his cheek. Burrows immediately left the ice for repairs, but he was able to return to the ice along with some new stitches. Burrows should be thankful this was a glancing blow and that Franzen’s skate didn’t hit him more directly. (H/T Pro Hockey Talk)
Via Puck Drunk Love
November 30, 2014  |  Discuss

WATCH: Alex Burrows takes skate to face, returns to game

Alex Burrows is looking a little tougher after Sunday’s game against the Detroit Red Wings at Joe Louis Arena. The Vancouver Canucks forward found himself in the wrong place at the wrong time when he took a skate to the face in the second period. Burrows fell down front of Vancouver’s net, tripping Red Wings forward Johan Franzen. As the two fell, Franzen’s skate made contact...
November 30, 2014  |  Discuss

Detroit Red Wings weekly: Losing on the road and in shootouts

The Detroit Red Wings (7-3-5) concluded the 5th week of the NHL regular season with an anti-climactic 4-3 shootout loss to Steve Yzerman’s Tampa Bay Lightning. Ryan Callahan scored the only goal in the skills competition. The Red Wings have lost all three shootouts they have been in; déjà vu to last year when they started the season 0 for 6. Earlier in the week the Wings lost...
November 09, 2014  |  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

Johan Franzen: Do We Have a Problem

JULIAN H. GONZALEZ/DFP Johan Franzen was a force in the 2008-2010 playoffs, putting up 59 points n 57 games. For three years, he was a guy you could count on to come up and produce big points when the games really mattered. Since that 2010 playoffs, he has 10 points in 31 games. This is just simply not good enough for a guy who is expected to produce points. This got me thinking...
Via Nightmare on Helm Street
April 26, 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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