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Injury Update

30 January 2010 - 11:59 AM



Johan Franzen
Surgery occurred: 10/16/2009
Johan Franzen (knee) has been cleared to return to the Detroit lineup, but he likely will not play for another week or so.
"I'm good to go when I feel ready," he said. "When I feel good, I'll start playing -- probably within, maybe, a couple more weeks. It doesn't hurt, so, when I feel strong enough -- my skating muscles, I haven't used them in three and a half months." It will likely be his call whether or not he appears in a game prior to the Olympic break. "Hopefully, I'll play before the Olympics," he added. "We'll see. It's pending how I feel." Franzen has been sidelined since undergoing surgery on his knee, back on Oct. 16, to repair a torn ACL. (01/27/2010)
Source: Detroit Free Press

Tomas Holmstrom
Injury occurred: 01/06/2010. Foot hit by puck during practice.
Tomas Holmstrom (foot) is aiming at a return to the Detroit lineup on Sunday.
Holmstrom suffered a broken foot during practice three weeks ago. He skated in full equipment for the first time on Wednesday and is likely to return Sunday. The Red Wings will be over the 23-man limit once Holmstrom and Jason Williams return, so Justin Abdelkader is likely to be the odd man out if there isn't a further injury, as Abdelkader still has minor league options. Get ready to activate Holmstrom to your fantasy team as he will likely return to the top line with Pavel Datsyuk and possibly Henrik Zetterberg.
Source: Detroit News

Andreas Lilja
Injury occurred: Feb. 28, 2009 while fighting Nashville’s Shea Weber.
The Detroit Red Wings are hoping to be able to send Andreas Lilja (concussion) to Grand Rapids of the AHL.
Lilja has been out over 11 months with the after-effects of a severe concussion and only recently have the symptoms stopped. There is a collective bargaining matter to be resolved, but Lilja could be back playing hockey shortly. That would be great news. Jan. 30 - 8:40 am et
Source: Detroit Free Press

Lilja survives hit from teammate: The Sports Xchange reports Red Wings defenseman Andreas Lilja was headache-free and feeling good for nearly two weeks and wanted to see how he would respond to contact. So he asked teammate Johan Franzen to take a run at him in practice. "He picked up all his 230 pounds and threw it at me," Lilja said. "My body hurt, but my head was really good. It felt real good." Lilja experienced his 14th consecutive day without headaches this week. It is the first significant hurdle he needed to clear in his comeback attempt from a concussion sustained on Feb. 28, 2009, on a punch to the chin from Nashville's Shea Weber.
(Updated 01/28/2010).
Source: CBSSports.com