Franzen out 3-4 weeks
The injury will keep Franzen out of the lineup for 3-4 weeks.
Detroit is carrying two spare forwards on its roster ... Aaron Downey and Matt Ellis. One will be inserted in the lineup for Monday's home game, but isn't likely to assume Franzen's role on the top line. A third-line player -- Dan Cleary, Valtteri Filppula or Kris Draper -- could be bumped up to Datsyuk's top line with Ellis or Downey skating on the third or fourth line. It's less likely that someone from the fourth line will go up to the first or that the second line centered by Henrik Zetterberg will be broken up.
Coach Mike Babcock's plan will likely be revealed at Monday's morning skate.