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by Paul on 01/28/14 at 01:13 PM ET
from Ansar Khan of Mlive,
Franzen was placed on short-term injured reserve (seven days minimum) and will miss at least a few more games.
“Any time it’s a head injury -- we’ve been through it a number of times -- they’re hard things,” coach Mike Babcock said. “Obviously, Mule thought he was ready and then found out he wasn’t.
“He’ll be out a few (games) for sure, anyways, and he continues to work with doctors at U-M; they’ll figure out when he’s available.”
General manager Ken Holland said Franzen made the trip to Philadelphia but did not feel well this morning.
“He’s been in constant communication with (the specialist),” Holland said. “He’s got to have a lot of days of being healthy before he plays.”
Tonight will be the first time that Datsyuk, Zetterberg and Franzen have been out for the same game.
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