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Sweden Loses Red Wings’ Johan Franzen For Olympics

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TAMPA, FL - DECEMBER 12:  Johan Franzen #93 of the Detroit Red Wings jumps over the check of Radko Gudas #7 of the Tampa Bay Lightning at the Tampa Bay Times Forum on December 12, 2013 in Tampa, Florida. (Photo by Mike Carlson/Getty Images)

TAMPA, FL – DECEMBER 12: Johan Franzen #93 of the Detroit Red Wings jumps over the check of Radko Gudas #7 of the Tampa Bay Lightning at the Tampa Bay Times Forum on December 12, 2013 in Tampa, Florida. (Photo by Mike Carlson/Getty Images)

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DETROIT (AP) — Johan Franzen won’t play for Sweden at the Sochi Olympics because of a concussion.

The Detroit Red Wings forward had missed a month before returning for one game Jan. 26. Franzen played just under 17 minutes and was placed on the injured list again Tuesday. He also missed time earlier this season with an upper-body injury.

Red Wings teammate Gustav Nyquist, Marcus Johansson of the Washington Capitals and Patrick Hornqvist of the Nashville Predators could replace Franzen on the Swedish roster.

Franzen was one of a handful of players back from the Swedish team that won the gold medal at the 2006 Turin Games. He also represented Sweden in Vancouver in 2010.

The 34-year-old forward has nine goals and 14 assists in 31 games this season.

(© Copyright 2014 The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.)

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