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Rotowire: Apr 15 / 11:22a ET
News: Franzen (concussion) acknowledged Wednesday that he isn't expecting to return to the lineup during the playoffs, Ted Kulfan of the Detroit News reports.
Impact: Franzen hasn't played since suffering a concussion Jan. 6, and still appears to be experiencing some symptoms of the head injury. The forward has dealt with multiple concussions throughout his career, so the Red Wings figure to proceed cautiously with him by giving him the full summer off to recuperate. Franzen expects to be ready for the start of training camp.
Rotowire: Mar 13 / 9:03a ET
News: Franzen (concussion) skated for a little bit Friday but left the ice before practice began, Ansar Khan of MLive reports.
Impact: Franzen is expected to return before the regular season ends, and him actually skating again is a step in the right direction. He's still at least a few weeks away, however.
Rotowire: Mar 3 / 11:05a ET
News: GM Ken Holland said Franzen (concussion) is expected to return before the regular season ends, Helene St. James of the Detroit Free Press reports.
Impact: Holland indicated the forward is beginning to make progress in his recovery, but there hasn't been any tangible evidence of that, as he has yet to receive clearance to skate. He remains without a definitive timetable for a return.