Detroit, MI (Sports Network) - Detroit Red Wings forward Johan Franzen is expected to miss at least four months with an anterior cruciate ligament tear in his left knee, the club announced Friday.
Franzen suffered the injury in the Red Wings' 3-2 win over Chicago on Thursday. He notched the game-winning goal in the second period as the defending Western Conference champions claimed their first victory of the season.
Selected by the Red Wings with the 97th overall pick of the 2004 draft, Franzen has 84 goals and 61 assists for 145 points in 295 regular-season NHL games. He posted 34 goals and 59 points in 71 games last season.