Franzen on the ice at practice
To be clear, Franzen just worked in on the second line. But I'd say that his participation in these drills makes him a true game-time decision for tomorrow.
Johan Franzen is on the ice with the Red Wings as they warm up for their practice. Has this story taken on an unreal life or what.
It looks like they're not planning on Franzen playing in Game 1. He's skating with the spare forwards. Of course, that could change tomorrow, but for now, he's not in the plans.
Also of note is that Chris Chelios looks to be out of the lineup for Game 1 as he was for Game 6 of the Western Conference final. That means that Andreas Lilja will play his second straight game.
Practice lines ...
Franzen-Hartigan-Downey (spare parts)
Meech-Chelios (spare parts)