Johan Franzen RW DET 4 Months

Johan Franzen recorded an assist in a 4-2 win over Toronto.

That gives Franzen 16 goals and 37 points this season. He's been limited to just 47 games due to concussion problems.

Johan Franzen RW DET 4 Months

Johan Franzen ended a nine-game goalless drought on Thursday night.

Franzen came out of the Olympic break firing on all cylinders, but his trademark inconsistency has reared its ugly head again. He had just one assist during his dry spell. In 46 games this year, Franzen has 16 goals and 36 points.

Johan Franzen RW DET 5 Months

Johan Franzen led the Red Wings to a dominating win over New Jersey, collecting two goals and two assists in the 7-4 Detroit victory.

Franzen has been simply spectacular since the Olympic break, where he's scored six goals and added five helpers in the Wings' five games since Sochi.

Johan Franzen RW DET 5 Months

Johan Franzen stayed hot by scoring a goal and an assist in Tuesday's 4-3 loss to New Jersey.

Franzen, who missed 22 of the 23 games preceding the Olympic break, now has four goals and four assists in the four games he's played since the middle of December. The 34 year-old has 30 points in 34 games this season so far.

Johan Franzen RW DET 5 Months

Johan Franzen has been awarded with the first star of the week.

He recorded a hat trick and added two assists in two games for Detroit. Franzen has missed a sizable chunk of the 2013-14 season due to injury, but he's been productive when he's played with 28 points in 33 matches.

Johan Franzen RW DET 5 Months

Johan Franzen has registered five points in two games following the Olympic break.

He has been a streaky scorer throughout his career and the Red Wings could use a scoring spree from him down the stretch to secure a wild card spot in the Eastern Conference playoff race. Franzen has been limited to 33 games because of injuries, but he has 12 goals and 28 points on the year.

Johan Franzen RW DET 5 Months

An incident between Johan Franzen and Chris Neil during Thursday's contest has turned into a war of words.

Neil tried to pick a fight with Franzen late in the game. Detroit winning was already a foregone conclusion at that point and Franzen was the hero with a hat trick. All the same, Neil tried to provoke Franzen, to the point of taking off his helmet. Franzen had returned from a concussion only days before and said that Neil is the type that likes to swoop in and play the hero after a game's already been decided. Neil responded by saying that he's willing to fight Franzen any time he wants to "drop his purse" and went on to call Franzen "gutless." This is a grade school-level exchange that is, at best, a deliberate attempt on both of their parts to get under the other's skin and maybe hinder their on-ice performance. They're not playing each other again this season and aren't likely to meet in the playoffs, but Detroit and Ottawa are competing for the same Wild Card spot.

Johan Franzen RW DET 5 Months

Johan Franzen registered three goals for the Red Wings in Thursday's 6-1 blowout win over Ottawa.

It's a shame his season has been marred by injury because Franzen has recorded 28 points in 33 games, a solid pace when prorated over a full season. Tomas Tatar, Riley Sheahan and Tomas Jurco also scored goals for Detroit in the win.

Johan Franzen RW DET 5 Months

Johan Franzen picked up two assists in his return to the lineup from a concussion on Wednesday night.

He helped set up goals by Todd Bertuzzi and Gustav Nyquist in a 2-1 overtime win against Montreal. Franzen concluded the match with three shots and 16:54 of ice time. Feel free to activate him if you haven't done so already.

Johan Franzen RW DET 5 Months

Johan Franzen was activated from the IL on Wednesday February 26.