Franzen (concussion) was placed on long-term injured reserve Tuesday, Helene St. James of the Detroit Free Press reports.

This move was expected, as Franzen has missed the majority of the past two seasons due to concussion-like symptoms and reportedly will remain on long-term injured reserve for the four years remaining on his 11-year contract with the Red Wings. It's undoubtedly tragic for such a fantastic career to be derailed by injury, but one can look back on Franzen's tremendous accomplishments fondly, particularly his performance in the 2008 playoffs, in which he scored 13 goals in 16 playoff games to help Detroit secure its 11th Stanley Cup.

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