Johan Franzen RW DET 2 months ago

Red Wings GM Ken Holland said last week that Franzen is showing improvement in his recovery from a concussion and is expected to be ready to go for training camp,'s Ansar Khan reports.

Franzen's 2014-15 season came to an end on Jan. 6 when he suffered the concussion, but the forward has been able to resume working out in preparation for the upcoming campaign. While he still has yet to receive full clearance from doctors to take contact, Franzen still has multiple months before training camp starts to put his post-concussion symptoms behind him. The 35-year-old has dealt with multiple concussions during his 10 seasons with the Red Wings, and while his latest doesn't appear to be career-ending, his troubling history with head injuries with make him more of a risk than most players to stay healthy in 2015-16.

Johan Franzen RW DET 3 months ago

Franzen (concussion) acknowledged Wednesday that he isn't expecting to return to the lineup during the playoffs, Ted Kulfan of the Detroit News reports.

Franzen hasn't played since suffering a concussion Jan. 6, and still appears to be experiencing some symptoms of the head injury. The forward has dealt with multiple concussions throughout his career, so the Red Wings figure to proceed cautiously with him by giving him the full summer off to recuperate. Franzen expects to be ready for the start of training camp.

Johan Franzen RW DET 4 months ago

Franzen (concussion) skated for a little bit Friday but left the ice before practice began, Ansar Khan of MLive reports.

Franzen is expected to return before the regular season ends, and him actually skating again is a step in the right direction. He's still at least a few weeks away, however.

Johan Franzen RW DET 5 months ago

GM Ken Holland said Franzen (concussion) is expected to return before the regular season ends, Helene St. James of the Detroit Free Press reports.

Holland indicated the forward is beginning to make progress in his recovery, but there hasn't been any tangible evidence of that, as he has yet to receive clearance to skate. He remains without a definitive timetable for a return.

Johan Franzen RW DET 5 months ago

Franzen (concussion) is still dealing with concussion symptoms and doesn't have a timetable to return, reports.Franzen has now missed over a month of action with his latest concussion, and it doesn't appear that he's closing in on a return. He missed about two months last season with a concussion, and given that he hasn't been cleared for off-ice workouts due to lingering headaches, it's possible this will turn into an even lengthier absence.

Johan Franzen RW DET 6 months ago

Franzen (concussion) didn't practice Monday, and he still doesn't have a timetable to return, The Detroit News reports.

Franzen last played in a game Jan. 6, and it's now known that he's recovering from a concussion. He has a pretty notable history of dealing with concussions, including an absence of approximately two months last season.

Johan Franzen RW DET 6 months ago

Franzen (upper body) has been limited to off-ice workouts since landing on injured reserve,'s Ansar Khan reports.

Franzen hasn't played since Jan. 6, when he suffered the injury on a hit by the Oilers' Rob Klinkhammer. It sounds like his injury might be concussion-related, as GM Ken Holland noted the forward has occasionally been experiencing headaches in recent days. Holland said Franzen shouldn't be deemed close to returning until he starts practicing with the team for multiple days in a row, but there's no telling when that might occur.

Johan Franzen RW DET 7 months ago

Franzen (upper body) was placed on injured reserve Thursday,'s Brendan Savage reports.

Franzen suffered the upper-body injury in Tuesday's win over the Oilers and was a late scratch for Wednesday's tilt with the Flames. The Red Wings haven't provided much word on the nature or severity of his injury, but the IR placement will result in him missing at least the team's next two games. Teemu Pulkkinen was recalled from AHL Grand Rapids in a corresponding move.

Johan Franzen RW DET 7 months ago

Franzen (upper body) missed Wednesday's game with Calgary.

No word on the severity of his injury yet, so consider him day to day for now. Franzen has 22 points in 33 games on the season.

Johan Franzen RW DET 7 months ago

Franzen tallied two assists and three shots on goal in Wednesday's win over the Devils.

The slate has been fairly dry of late for Franzen, who has accumulated four points over his last nine games. He made the most of his 13:37 of ice time Wednesday, but his standing on the Red Wings' third line may not improve his chances of piling up points at a steady clip anytime soon.