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Red Wings’ Franzen (lower-body injury) leaves game (Updated)

Detroit Red Wings v New York Islanders

skates against the New York Islanders at the Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum on November 29, 2013 in Uniondale, New York. The Red Wings defeated the Islanders 5-0.

Bruce Bennett

Detroit Red Wings veteran forward Johan Franzen left Friday’s game against the Toronto Maple Leafs with a lower-body injury and will not return, the club announced via Twitter.

Franzen, 34, scored twice earlier in the game, his first two goals of the season as the Red Wings jumped out to a 3-0 lead after 40 minutes.

Ansar Khan of reported that Franzen left for the Red Wings dressing room with about four minutes remaining in the second period.

Updated: According to, Franzen left the game with leg spasms, but said it’s not serious.

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