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Franzen added an assist to a 5-0 win over Columbus on Tuesday.

Franzen just keeps chugging along with his point-a-game average, as he now has five goals and seven assists in 12 games. When he's been healthy, he's been stellar this season.

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Franzen scored a goal and added an assist in Sunday's 4-3 shootout loss to the Lightning.

The two point effort ran his streak to four in a row with at least one point, and was his second straight with a goal. He's off to a great start with 10 points in nine games, and appears to just be heating up.

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Franzen potted the game-winning goal in Friday's 4-2 victory over the Devils.

After being held off the scoresheet in his return from injured reserve last Sunday, Franzen has now provided a point in each of his last three games. If health permits, the 34-year-old could make a run at a 50-point season.

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Franzen had four shots on goal in 16 minutes of action Sunday in a 3-2 shootout loss to Buffalo.

It's going to take Franzen a couple games to get back into the swing of things, but he did contribute offensively despite being held off the scoresheet. It shouldn't be too long before Franzen finds the back of the net again.

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The Red Wings no longer list Franzen (groin) as being on IR.

Franzen's activation means that he has been cleared to play and, as expected, will be in the lineup Sunday against the Sabres. The veteran winger started out the season red hot with two goals and three assists through the first four games, and should be immediately reinserted into fantasy lineups.

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Franzen (groin) expects to be back in the lineup for Sunday's game, MLive's Ansar Khan reports.

Franzen started the season on fire with five points in four games, but may need a game or two to get back up to speed. Play him at your own risk.

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Franzen said he was still experiencing tightness in his groin during Tuesday's practice and isn't confident he'll return to game action over the weekend, Chuck Pleiness of the Macomb Daily reports.

Franzen took part in practice Tuesday for the first time since Oct. 17 and was given the go-ahead to participate in Wednesday's morning skate in Washington, but it doesn't sound like he'll be activated from injured reserve in the next couple of days, as coach Mike Babcock had initially anticipated. Instead, the forward will attempt to steadily increase his activity level in subsequent practices to the point where the groin injury is no longer bothersome, with the hope of playing in a game at some point next week.

Johan Franzen RW DET 30 Days

Franzen (groin) participated in Tuesday's practice, Chuck Pleiness of the Macomb Daily reports.

Franzen did not get in a full session Tuesday, as he left the ice when the Red Wings took part in competitive drills. However, he did skate hard while doing individual work, and appeared to be moving well. Franzen will likely miss at least one more game, but he has a chance to return to action as soon as Friday.

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Franzen (groin) is still not skating in practice for the Red Wings, Ansar Khan of MLive.com reports.

Although Franzen's injury shouldn't be a long-term one, he has missed Detroit's past four games and isn't expected to return until Oct. 31. The 34-year-old winger was off to a hot start this season, scoring two goals and three assists in four games played.

Johan Franzen RW DET 1 Month

Franzen (groin) won't return from injured reserve when eligible Saturday, MLive.com's Ansar Khan reports.

It seems Franzen's groin injury is still a short-term concern, but GM Ken Holland declined to provide an update on how much improvement the forward has noticed with the injury. Since he has yet to take the ice since pregame warmups last weekend, the Red Wings decided to rule Franzen out of their two-game road trip beginning Saturday. He'll aim to work out on his own back in Detroit, with a possible return to action no sooner than Oct. 31 against the Kings.