DETROIT -- Johan Franzen is feeling good and pushing himself.
The Detroit Red Wings right wing was limited to 33 games last season because of post-concussion syndrome and other injuries; he last played on Jan. 6. But the 35-year-old has been on the ice working out with teammates during informal skates at Joe Louis Arena for the past few weeks, and he's been trying to ramp up his effort and intensity.
"Going pretty hard, probably too much for me, just to see if I can get through it," Franzen said after the informal skate Wednesday. " … My threshold is getting higher and higher every week. [I'm] just pushing my body a little more, letting it rest and see where we are after that."
Franzen said he expects to pass his physical and be cleared for training camp, which begins Sept. 17 in Traverse City, Mich.