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Franzen will not play Tuesday due to an illness, Helene St. James of the Detroit Free Press reports.

It's not clear what type of sickness Franzen is dealing with, but it will prevent him from taking the ice Tuesday night. Consider him questionable for Detroit's next game Friday.

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Franzen chipped in with an assist, three shots on goal and four penalty minutes in Sunday's victory over the Red Wings.

Franzen hasn't been able to find twine since Nov. 20, spanning nine games, but it hasn't been for a dramatic lack in shot attempts. The bad puck luck figures to end for him eventually, and he's at least been able to stay reasonably productive during the goal drought by setting up others. He's notched an assist in five of his last six games to bring his point total up to 18 for the season.

Johan Franzen RW DET 2 Months

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.

Johan Franzen RW DET 3 Months

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.

Johan Franzen RW DET 3 Months

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.

Johan Franzen RW DET 3 Months

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.

Johan Franzen RW DET 3 Months

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.

Johan Franzen RW DET 3 Months

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 3 Months

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.