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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