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Franzen (‘not feeling good’) to miss Thursday’s game

San Jose Sharks v Detroit Red Wings

DETROIT, MI - OCTOBER 28: Johan Franzen #93 of the Detroit Red Wings tries to get around the stick of Michal Handzus #26 of the San Jose Sharks at Joe Louis Arena on October 28, 2011 in Detroit, Michigan. San Jose won the game 4-2. (Photo by Gregory Shamus/Getty Images)

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Detroit winger Johan Franzen hasn’t played since Friday; he won’t play tomorrow at home to Dallas; and it’s not clear when he’ll be back in the Red Wings’ lineup.

“I don’t know what the schedule is on Mule, I just know he’s not feeling good,” Detroit head coach Mike Babcock said, per

Franzen reportedly skated for half an hour today. He apparently has an upper-body injury, though no specifics have been provided.

The big 33-year-old has just two goals in 13 games, his offensive struggles (when he’s been able to play) being part of the reason the Wings rank a disappointing 19th in goals per game (2.50). Offseason free-agent acquisition Stephen Weiss, with just two goals in 16 games, is another part of that reason.

On the bright side, Pavel Datysuk, Henrik Zetterberg and Daniel Alfredsson have combined for 44 points.

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