Detroit put Johan Franzen on injured reserve with an upper-body ailment Thursday, just hours after taking this hit from Edmonton’s Rob Klinkhammer on Wednesday night (FF to 4:57):
Franzen left the game, returned almost immediately, then felt poorly on the flight out of Edmonton later in the evening, per MLive. The Swedish forward does have a history of concussions, including one last season that knocked him out of the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi.
As for last night’s hit, Klinkhammer wasn’t penalized on the play.
To replace Franzen on the active roster, Detroit has called up Teemu Pulkkinen from the Grand Rapids Griffins. Pulkkinen has been on fire in the American League lately and, on Wednesday, set a Grand Rapids franchise record by scoring a goal in his eighth consecutive game.
The Finnish forward currently leads the AHL in goalscoring, with 20 in 33 games.