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Franzen to miss Wednesday’s game in Vancouver

Oct 28, 2013, 12:48 PM EDT

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More injury news for the Detroit Red Wings — this time it involves forward Johan Franzen, who will miss at least Wednesday’s game in Vancouver with an undisclosed ailment, according to general manager Ken Holland.

In response, the team has recalled 24-year-old Luke Glendening from AHL Grand Rapids.

After Vancouver, the Wings are in Calgary Friday, Edmonton Saturday and Winnipeg Monday. The club is hopeful Franzen, 33, can play versus the Flames.

Prior to today’s news, Detroit was already without defenseman Jonathan Ericsson (shoulder) and forward Darren Helm (groin). Blue-liner Niklas Kronwall has also missed time recently.

Detroit failed to win for the fourth straight time Saturday, losing 3-2 in overtime to the Rangers. Following the game, star center Pavel Datsyuk offered the following message to fans via Twitter:

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  1. tapefolie - Oct 28, 2013 at 6:23 PM

    Boy did the Wings get screwed with Franzen…..shoulda signed Hossa!!

  2. porkchopexpress1969 - Oct 28, 2013 at 8:46 PM

    The floating ballerina ! Hossa would of better.

  3. polegojim - Oct 29, 2013 at 12:49 AM

    Tapefolie and Porck Chop…

    OK genius’ explain your logic… obviously facts mean nothing to you:

    2012-13
    Hossa G17 A14 = 31 pts
    Franzen G14 A17 = 31pts

    2013-14
    Hossa – G4 A3 = 7 pts
    Franzen – G2 A3 = 5 pts

    How again did the Red Wings get screwed??? Answer: They DIDN’T… and you’re whacked.

    • dtownbeatdown - Oct 29, 2013 at 10:02 AM

      Well if you want to talk stats… and I am a wings fan. I would much rather have Hossa than Franzen. Hossa is harder on the puck, draws more attention to himself on the ice, not as streaky as Franzen, and his playoff stats speak pretty clearly. Hossa had 16 points last year in the playoffs, compared to Franzens 6. And Franzen has 10 points in the playoffs in the past 3 years. The man shows up when he wants to.

      When Franzen gets hot, he gets HOT! But it is becoming rarer and rarer every season.

      • polegojim - Oct 29, 2013 at 4:09 PM

        My point was that Detroit wasn’t ‘screwed’ with Franzen… agreed he needs to perform better in the playoffs .

        But… that goes for a few others as well.

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