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Red Wings Franzen to miss four weeks

Posted on: October 9, 2009 4:54 pm

The Red Wings announced that Johan Franzen will be out the lineup a minimum of four months with a torn ACL in his left knee.

Franzen suffered the injury in the Red Wings home opener Thursday night against the Chicago Blackhawks, in which Franzen scored the game-winner in a 3-2 game.

With  departure of Marian Hossa, the Red Wings were relying on Franzen to become their go to scorer this season. He had a goal and an assist in three games this season and scored 37 goals for Detroit last season.

Patrick Eaves who has not played yet this season is available to get into the lineup, or the team may elect to call up Justin Abdlekader who was sent down to Grand Rapids yesterday. Darren Helm who is recovering from an injury to his clavicle has not been cleared for contact yet, but is expected to be ready soon.

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Since: Oct 9, 2006
Posted on: October 12, 2009 2:03 pm

Red Wings Franzen to miss four weeks

that sucks alot. i saw the caps game and we played very well without him thankfully. his loss will cost us a few games but we have depth enough to survive. we called up abdelkader for that game. for me i think abdelkader is just one of those guys who wins. good speed, fights well along the boards and just gets good bounces. he needs to stay up and take maltby's place. we signed may to be our fighter and he is not a total liability on the ice so that is a good pickup. my opinion abdelkader is just one of those guys who shouldn't work but will win for us alot. franzen going down may be the best thing for us this year. i want to see abdelkader stay with the big club this year he is ready.

getting helm back will be a nice + as well and will be a HUGE shot in the arm.

the wings will have their stumbles and crap luck that will cost them a few games they shouldn't lose, but it will be worth it because i can see huge winning streaks coming in very short order when it matters most because our youth has soo much talent.

here is hoping franzen comes back strong.

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