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93 Johan Franzen LW
Height/Weight: 6-3/223 | Birthdate: 12/23/1979 | Birthplace: Vetlanda, Sweden | Team: Detroit Red Wings | College: None | NHL Experience: 9 | Salary: $5,250,000 | Owned/Started%: 76/30 | Average Draft Position: 158.62
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10:11 AM

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Johan Franzen

Wings Place Franzen On IR

News: The Red Wings placed Johan Franzen (leg) on IR on Monday, Helene St. James of the Detroit Free Press reports.
Analysis: Johan Franzen's injury is apparently a little worse than day-to-day, so he'll make the move to IR until at least Saturday's game against the Flyers. Franzen was off to a hot start before suffering the injury, with two goals and three assists through his first four games.

9:04 AM

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Johan Franzen

Wings' Franzen Misses Practice

News: Johan Franzen (leg) did not practice Monday, Chuck Pleiness of Macomb Daily reports.
Analysis: Johan Franzen was originally expected to return for Tuesday's game against the Canadiens, but that looks unlikely at this point. Expect the veteran forward to rest up over the next couple days and try to suit up for Thursday's matchup with the Penguins.

10/18/2014

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Johan Franzen

Red Wings Rule Franzen (Leg) Out Saturday

News: Johan Franzen (leg) will not play Saturday against the Maple Leafs, MLive.com's Ansar Khan reports.
Analysis: Johan Franzen felt well enough to take part in pregame warmups, but the Red Wings evidently weren't comfortable enough with his health to use him on back-to-back nights. Stephen Weiss will draw in for his first game of the season. The fact that Franzen was able to make it on the ice for warmups suggests that only a short-term absence is in store, with a high probability that he'll be back in the lineup Tuesday versus the Canadiens.

10/18/2014

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Johan Franzen

Detroit's Franzen A Game-Time Decision

News: Johan Franzen will be a game-time decision with a leg cramp Saturday against Toronto, Helene St. James of the Detroit Free Press reports.
Analysis: Johan Franzen has been stellar so far this season, but as an older player dealing with an injury, there is a chance he could sit out Saturday. He does have three assists and two goals in four games, but any game-time decision is going to be a risky affair.

10/18/2014

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Johan Franzen

Wings' Franzen Scores Twice In Win

News: Johan Franzen was set up by Henrik Zetterberg for two goals in Friday's win over Toronto.
Analysis: Johan Franzen is now up to five points on the season (two goals), skating on the top line and top power-play unit. As long as he stays healthy, which was a concern last season, the 34-year-old should score 20-30 goals and put up 50-60 points. Through four games in 2014-15, the veteran has only been held off the scoresheet once, a positive sign for his fantasy owners.

10/17/2014

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Johan Franzen

Red Wings' Franzen DTD With Leg Spasms

News: Johan Franzen left Friday's game with leg spasms and said he'll probably play Saturday against the Maple Leafs, Stephen Whyno of the Canadian Press reports.
Analysis: The injury doesn't sound very serious, and fantasy owners should see him back out on the ice again this weekend.

10/17/2014

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Johan Franzen

Wings' Franzen Won't Return To Game

News: Johan Franzen will not return to Friday's game after suffering a lower-body injury in the second period, Ansar Khan of MLive.com reports.
Analysis: Johan Franzen won't have a chance to net a hat trick after scoring two goals in the first two periods of Friday's game. The team should provide an update on Franzen's status in the next few days to shed some light on how much time the veteran winger may miss.

10/17/2014

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Johan Franzen

Wings' Franzen Leaves Late In Second Period

News: Johan Franzen went to the locker room with four minutes left in the second period for an undisclosed reason, Ansar Khan of MLive.com reports.
Analysis: Johan Franzen scored two goals and attempted three shots in 9:07 of ice time before heading to the locker room late in the second period for an undisclosed reason. The team hasn't released any information regarding the situation, but whether or not he takes the ice to start the third period could be an indication of whether he will return Friday or not.

10/9/2014

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Johan Franzen

Wings' Franzen Hands Out Two Assists In Opener

News: Johan Franzen picked up two assists, two PIM and two shots on goal in Thursday's season-opening win over the Bruins.
Analysis: It's no secret that Johan Franzen has tantalizing offensive talent, but it's impossible to count on the oft-injured 34-year-old staying healthy for a full campaign. Still, as long as he's in the Wings' lineup, fantasy owners will enjoy having him in theirs.

4/18/2014

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Johan Franzen

Franzen On Scoresheet For Wings

News: Johan Franzen assisted on the game's only goal Friday as Detroit beat Boston 1-0 in Game 1 of their Atlantic Division semifinal series.
Analysis: Johan Franzen is one of several experienced playoff performers on Detroit's roster and can be expected to fill a vital role until captain Henrik Zetterberg returns to action. Franzen's regular season was plagued with injury but he still managed 41 points in 54 games.

4/6/2014

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Johan Franzen

Wings' Franzen Tallies Two Assists In Loss

News: Johan Franzen tallied two assists in Saturday's loss to the Canadiens.
Analysis: Johan Franzen got off to a hot start after returning from a concussion following the Olympic break, but he's since slowed down considerably. He's totaled only six points in his last 15 games.

3/8/2014

Johan Franzen, RW, DET Wings' Franzen Has Four-Point Night Friday

Johan Franzen

Wings' Franzen Has Four-Point Night Friday

News: Johan Franzen scored two goals and assisted on two others as the Red Wings beat the Devils 7-4 on Friday.
Analysis: Johan Franzen continues to remain hot after the Olympic break and now has six goals and five assists over his last five games. He now has 15 goals and 19 assists over 36 games this season.

3/4/2014

Johan Franzen, RW, DET Red Wings' Franzen Stays Sizzling

Johan Franzen

Red Wings' Franzen Stays Sizzling

News: Johan Franzen continued his post-Olympic surge with a goal and assist in Tuesday's loss to the Devils.
Analysis: The Mule has supplied four goals and three assists over three games since returning from the break and a lengthy absence due to a concussion. With the Red Wings at less than optimal health at forward with Pavel Datsyuk and Henrik Zetterberg battling injuries, they'll need Johan Franzen to stay productive if they hope to secure a playoff spot.

2/28/2014

Johan Franzen, RW, DET Franzen's Hat Trick Carries Wings

Johan Franzen

Franzen's Hat Trick Carries Wings

News: Johan Franzen put up a huge fantasy line Thursday against Ottawa, scoring a hat trick, going plus-3 and collecting 12 penalty minutes in a 6-1 win.
Analysis: Johan Franzen's lit on fire in the two games since his return to the ice after a monthlong absence due to a concussion and the Olympics. Wednesday and Thursday yielded a total of five points for the veteran winger, and if he can avoid any more blows to the head, he should remain productive the rest of the year.

2/27/2014

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Johan Franzen

Wings' Franzen Logs Two Assists In Return

News: Johan Franzen (concussion) assisted on both Red Wings' goals in his return to the ice Wednesday against the Canadiens.
Analysis: Playing in just his second game of the Red Wings' last 23 contests, Johan Franzen didn't miss a beat in his return. He set up Todd Bertuzzi's first-period power-play goal and tipped a shot in overtime over to Gustav Nyquist, who potted the game-winner. Most importantly, Franzen said he felt no recurring effects from the concussion after the game.

2/26/2014

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Johan Franzen

Wings Activate Franzen

News: Johan Franzen was activated from injured reserve, MLive.com's Ansar Khan reports.
Analysis: It's been assumed for a few days now that Johan Franzen would be back in the lineup Wednesday vs. the Canadiens, but it can finally be confirmed now that the roster move was made. Defenseman Ryan Sproul was reassigned to AHL Grand Rapids to clear up space for Franzen's return.

2/26/2014

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Johan Franzen

Wings' Franzen Will Play Wednesday

News: Johan Franzen (concussion) will be in the lineup Wednesday against the Canadiens, Ansar Khan of MLive.com reports.
Analysis: The winger will suit up barring a setback before the game, although he still has to be activated off IR. It seems like a good bet at this point to start him in fantasy leagues Wednesday night at this point.

2/25/2014

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Johan Franzen

Wings' Franzen Iffy For Wednesday

News: Coach Mike Babcock said that Johan Franzen (concussion) has been cleared, but a decision regarding the forward's status for Wednesday's game against the Candadiens has yet to be made, MLive.com's Ansar Khan reports.
Analysis: A decision on that front is slated to be made Wednesday, but either way, it's clear that Johan Franzen's return is on the horizon.

2/23/2014

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Johan Franzen

Wings' Franzen Believes He'll Play Wednesday

News: Johan Franzen (concussion) believes he'll be ready to play Wednesday against the Canadiens, Ansar Khan of MLive.com reports.
Analysis: Johan Franzen's concussion symptoms returned toward the end of January and he was forced to miss the Olympics as a result. Fortunately, it seems Franzen's condition has improved enough to where he can play, but he'll seek final medical clearance Monday.

2/19/2014

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Johan Franzen

Red Wings' Franzen Skates With Team Wednesday

News: Johan Franzen (concussion) skated with the team Wednesday, Ted Kulfan of the Detroit News reports.
Analysis: Johan Franzen was ruled out of the Olympics after a recurrence of his concussion symptoms in late January, but it appears the extended time off has him feeling better. Though missing the Olympics had to be disappointing for the veteran forward, the Red Wings have reason to be optimistic he'll be available when they resume play next Wednesday against the Canadiens.

1/30/2014

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Johan Franzen

Red Wings' Franzen To Miss Olympics

News: Johan Franzen (concussion) will not play for Team Sweden in the upcoming Winter Olympics, Helene St. James of the Detroit Free Press reports.
Analysis: This was expected after his concussion symptoms resurfaced after his return to the lineup Sunday against the Panthers, resulting in another trip to injured reserve. It's still a bitter pill to take for Johan Franzen, who at 34 years old, may not get another chance to play in the Olympics.

1/28/2014

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Johan Franzen

Wings' Franzen Out Again

News: Johan Franzen has been placed back on injured reserve after experiencing concussion symptoms again and will miss Tuesday's game, the Detroit Free Press reports.
Analysis: This is not a good sign for the forward, as he returned only for one game and suffered a relapse of concussion symptoms. He may be out for a while, and Joakim Andersson will take his spot in the lineup.

1/26/2014

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Johan Franzen

Red Wings' Franzen Notches Assist In Return

News: Johan Franzen, making his return from a concussion, picked up a helper against the Panthers on Sunday.
Analysis: This was Johan Franzen's first game since Dec. 15. Now that he's healthy, he should be able to help your fantasy team once again.

1/25/2014

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Johan Franzen

Red Wings' Franzen Slated To Return Sunday

News: GM Ken Holland confirmed that Johan Franzen (concussion) plans on playing Sunday vs. the Panthers, Helene St. James of the Detroit Free Press reports.
Analysis: It will mark Johan Franzen's first game since suffering the concussion in a Dec. 15 contest. The Red Wings already placed Mikael Samuelsson on waivers in anticipation of Franzen's return, and the team figures to activate Franzen from IR once Samuelsson clears. Franzen should provide an immediate boost to the Red Wings on their second line.

1/25/2014

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Johan Franzen

Wings' Frazen A Possibility For Sunday's Game

News: Johan Franzen (concussion) could make his return to the lineup Sunday vs. the Panthers, Ted Kulfan of the Detroit News reports.
Analysis: After making limited progress for nearly a month after suffering his concussion in mid-December, Johan Franzen has felt no symptoms while skating each of the past three days and looks like he could be ready for a return to action. Coach Mike Babcock said the center would be reevaluated at morning skate, at which point a decision regarding his status for Sunday's contest would likely be made.