Franzen Withdraws From Olympics

Detroit Red Wings forward Johan Franzen withdrew from the Swedish Olympic team on Thursday, citing concussion symptoms.

Franzen missed sixteen games with a concussion suffered against the Tampa Bay Lightning on December 15. He returned for the Red Wings’ shootout loss to the Florida Panthers on Sunday but immediately returned to injured reserve, missing the team’s loss to the Philadelphia Flyers on Tuesday.

“It’s doubtful we’ll play him before the Olympic break,” Detroit general manager Ken Holland said. “Hopefully he’ll be ready to go after the Olympics.”

Detroit forward Gustav Nyquist is a candidate to replace Franzen on Sweden’s roster.

Author: Clark Rasmussen

Clark founded the site that would become DetroitHockey.Net in September of 1996 with no idea what it would lead to. He continues to write for the site and executes the site's design and development.

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