Will Johan ‘The Mule’ Franzen Overcome an Injury-Plagued 2009-10 Season?

July 26th, 2010 by Chris Minniti Leave a reply »
Simply put, 2009-10 was a rough year for the Red Wings.

Everyone knows what they went through on the injury front and no player was as big of a loss to the team as Johan Franzen.

October 8th, Detroit's first game back in North America and their first real home opener, Johan Franzen suffered a torn ACL that would sideline him for 55 games.

Franzen's season totals have increased with every year since his debut in 2005. With each passing season, his playoff stats have improved as well, ultimately making him one of the most prolific playoff performers the Detroit Red Wings have ever seen.

On their way to capturing the 2008 Stanley Cup, Johan Franzen tallied 18 points in 16 games, included a total of 12 goals and two hat tricks during Detroit's second round tilt against the Colorado Avalanche.

The following year, Franzen missed more time near the end of the season, giving him a year-end total of only 71 games played. Even still, the right wing player ended the year with an impressive 34 goals and 59 points. Not to mention ending the playoffs with 23 points in 23 games (12 goals and 11 assists).

Things were look ...

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