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Red Wings place forward Johan Franzen on IR

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Detroit Red Wings forward Johan Franzen is dealing with post-concussion-like symptoms, coach Jeff Blashill said Thursday.

Franzen was put on injured reserve, general manager Ken Holland told the Red Wings website.

Franzen, who missed time last season with a concussion, skated Tuesday morning and then did not feel well; he was scratched from a 3-1 win against the Tampa Bay Lightning. He has one assist in two games this season.

"You don’t like to see anybody go through injury issues, and certainly for him he’s battled, worked hard through the summer, got himself in great position," Blashill said. "So you certainly don't want to see it, none of his teammates want to see it, I don't want to see it but it's the reality right now and I feel extraordinarily bad for him.

"From the hockey team's perspective, I've never focused on who's not available, I've focused on who's available, but from a personal standpoint I wish he wasn’t going through this."

Forward Darren Helm, recovering from a concussion he sustained the first day of training camp, is unlikely to return this weekend. Blashill said Wednesday it was possible Helm could be back for the game Saturday at the Montreal Canadiens.

Forward Luke Glendening is questionable for the game Friday against the Carolina Hurricanes with a lower-body injury. Forward Joakim Andersson would likely take his place in the lineup.

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