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Red Wings forward Johan Franzen out at least 4 months with torn ACL in left knee

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Detroit Red Wings\' Johan Franzen, of Sweden, moves the puck during the second period of their NHL preseason hockey game against the Buffalo Sabres on Saturday, Sept. 19, 2009 in Detroit. (THE ASSOCIATED PRESS/Jerry S. Mendoza) Author: The Hockey News

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Red Wings forward Johan Franzen out at least 4 months with torn ACL in left knee

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DETROIT - Detroit Red Wings forward Johan Franzen is out for at least four months with a torn anterior cruciate ligament in his left knee.

The club announced the injury Friday.

The team says Franzen was injured in Thursday night's 3-2 victory over the Chicago Blackhawks. Franzen scored the winning goal in the second period of Detroit's home opener.

The Red Wings drafted the 29-year-old native of Vetlanda, Sweden, in the third round of the 2004 draft as the 97th overall pick. He had 34 goals and 25 assists in 71 regular-season games last season.

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Red Wings forward Johan Franzen out at least 4 months with torn ACL in left knee