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Franzen Happy To Be In Vancouver

from Dan Rosen of NHL.com,

Even after his major knee operation in October, Johan Franzen had a gut feeling that he was going to be in Vancouver for the Olympics.

“I didn’t book a vacation trip,” he said Monday after Team Sweden’s practice.

Maybe not, but he also didn’t find out officially until 11 o’clock Sunday morning that he would be part of Team Sweden.

Franzen, who is four months removed from surgery for a torn ACL, is here because his teammate in Detroit, Tomas Holmstrom, can not be as his Olympics were derailed by nagging foot and knee injuries.

“I waited until the last day and I finally got the call,” Franzen said. “I wanted to believe it (that I would be in the Olympics).”

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  Tags: johan+franzen, team+sweden

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