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Red Wings' Franzen to miss Game 5 @NHL

DETROIT (AP) -NHL playoff goal-scoring leader Johan Franzen will miss his fourth straight game when the Red Wings face Dallas in Game 5 of the Western Conference finals Saturday.

Detroit general manager Ken Holland says Franzen has been cleared for light workouts. But Holland says the center would need to practice with the team for a few days before returning to the lineup.

Franzen was scratched from the Red Wings' lineup for Game 2 against the Stars and missed the next two games as well because of concussion-like symptoms.

He's had recurring headaches dating to early in the previous series.

Detroit leads the Dallas series 3-1.

Franzen has scored a franchise-record 12 goals in the postseason.

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