Wings' Franzen out with concussion-like symptoms
The Detroit Red Wings will be without the league's top playoff goal scorer for at least the next two games.
Johan Franzen is out of the Red Wings' lineup indefinitely with concussion-like symptoms according to a statement issued by the team.
Franzen, who leads all NHL playoff scorers with 12 goals, sat out of his team's 2-1 Game 2 win over the Dallas Stars in the Western Conference final on Saturday night and the team said he would not make the trip to Dallas for Game 3 on Monday.
"We don't know if he's had a concussion," Detroit general manager Ken Holland said. "We're hoping to find out more after he goes through various tests this weekend and sees a specialist on Monday."
The six-foot-three Swede has been experiencing headaches since early in the second round where the Red Wings swept the Colorado Avalanche.
"We didn't know about it until this morning," captain Nicklas Lidstrom said after the Red Wings win. "He hasn't really told anyone, maybe our doctors knew a little bit about it."
Veteran Darren McCarty took Franzen's spot in the Detroit lineup for Game 2.
With files from the Canadian Press