IRJohan Franzen W DET 3 months ago

Franzen (concussion) was placed on long-term injury reserve Thursday, Fox Sports reports.

IRJohan Franzen W DET 4 months ago

Franzen (concussion) was placed on IR on Thursday, Helene St. James of the Detroit Free Press reports.

IRJohan Franzen W DET 4 months ago

Franzen will sit out of Tuesday's matchup with the Lightning, Ansar Khan of MLive.com reports.

IRJohan Franzen W DET 5 months ago

Franzen played in his first game in eight months Thursday in a 6-1 preseason win against the Penguins.

IRJohan Franzen W DET 5 months ago

Franzen was cleared to play on Saturday, MLive.com's Ansar Khan reports.

IRJohan Franzen W DET 5 months ago

Franzen (concussion) reiterated last week that he has no intentions of retiring and expects to be on the ice for the Oct. 9 season opener against the Maple Leafs, MLive.com's Ansar Khan reports.

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IRJohan Franzen W DET 8 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, MLive.com'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.

IRJohan Franzen W DET 10 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.

IRJohan Franzen W DET 11 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.

IRJohan Franzen W DET 11 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.