JOHAN FRANZEN RUMORS

Red Wings: Franzen lands on short-term IR, end seems near

The Red Wings announced Thursday that forward Johan Franzen would be placed on the short-term IR as his post concussion symptoms have returned. Franzen recently missed the team’s last game against Tampa Bay Tuesday night after feeling less than 100 percent. This of course could only seem like a setback for Franzen in his full time attempt at a comeback after missing 33 games last...
Via The Majors Detroit
October 15, 2015  |  Discuss

Red Wings: Johan Franzen returns to the ice Thursday

After eight months and plenty of uncertainty, Red Wings forward Johan Franzen will finally make his return to the ice. Thursday against the Pittsburgh Penguins, Franzen will dress for the first time since suffering a career threatening concussion that sidelined him for most of last season while giving him plenty of setback during the summer. The Red Wings forward whose affectionately...
Via The Majors Detroit
September 24, 2015  |  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...
Via isportsweb.com
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...
Via isportsweb.com
May 10, 2014  |  Discuss

Franzen's playoff slump continues heading into Game 5

  DETROIT -- When you have had success in the past, expectations are naturally higher for you than for others. But Johan Franzen's reputation as a playoff performer has taken a serious hit the last few years. In the last 31 playoff games since the start of 2011, Franzen has seven goals, four assists and is a minus-9. He has one game-winning goal during that span. In 51 playoff games...
Via Fox Sports Detroit
April 25, 2014  |  Discuss

Detroit Red Wings: March madness in Hockeytown

While the NCAA men’s basketball tournament captivated sports fans across the nation Thursday with upsets reining supreme, a case could be made that perhaps the most dramatic buzzer-beater of the night actually took place on the ice. Hockeytown witnessed one of the most thrilling games of the entire NHL season as the Detroit Red Wings knocked off the Pittsburgh Penguins, 5-4 in...
Via isportsweb.com
March 21, 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

Concussion knocks Franzen out of the Olympics

DETROIT -- A concussion has knocked Johan Franzen out of the Olympics. Franzen will not be able to represent Team Sweden because of a concussion he originally suffered on a hit from Tampa Bay defenseman Radko Gudas Dec. 15. After the hit, Franzen missed 16 games, then returned last Sunday at home against the Florida Panthers. But the headaches and nausea returned and the Wings placed...
Via Fox Sports Detroit
January 30, 2014  |  Discuss

Johan Franzen expected to return Sunday

The Red Wings could be getting another player back Sunday if everything goes well. According to MLive.com, Johan Franzen, who has missed the last 16 games with a concussion, will play Sunday against the Florida Panthers as long as he doesn't have any symptoms. "Three days now that I haven't had any issues," Franzen told MLive.com after Saturday's practice. "Hopefully I wake up (Sunday...
Via Fox Sports Detroit
January 25, 2014  |  Discuss

Detroit Red Wings: Winter Classic preview

The long anticipated Winter Classic at the Big House in Ann Arbor is finally here! The Detroit Red Wings host their “rivals” to the north, the Toronto Maple Leafs, on New Year’s Day. The game will be televised on NBC at 1:00PM EST. Here are the Red Wings’ major storylines, players to watch, and their key to victory with the countdown to puck drop fast approaching. Top Storylines...
Via isportsweb.com
December 30, 2013  |  Discuss
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