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by Paul on 10/09/09 at 04:46 PM ET
from Ansar Khan of Mlive,
Johan Franzen did not skate due to an unspecified lower-body injury sustained in Thursday’s game. Coach Mike Babcock wouldn’t reveal the injury, saying Franzen was sent for tests and is questionable for Saturday’s game against Washington.
“Franzen got bumped last night so we sent him over to get checked out,’’ Babcock said. “He wasn’t feeling as good this morning. We’ll see if he’s OK or not.’’
Defenseman Jonathan Ericsson practiced and is fine after taking a shot off the side of his left knee midway through the third period Thursday.
continue for more on the Wings…
added 3:49pm, via Jeff Marek’s (CBC) Twitter,
Johan Franzen out 4 months w/knee injury.
added 3:52pm, via the Detroit Red Wings,
Red Wings forward Johan Franzen has suffered a torn ACL in his left knee and expected to be out of the lineup a minimum of four months.
The injury occurred during Thursday’s 3-2 victory over the Chicago Blackhawks in which Franzen scored the eventual game-winning goal during the second period. He has two points in three games this season.
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