Wednesday October 29th, 2014

Johan Franzen skated with the Detroit Red Wings' first team for the first time since he injured his groin earlier this month, but the forward told The Detroit Free Press that he didn't feel great on the ice. 

Franzen suffered the injury on Oct. 17 against the Toronto Maple Leafs

The Detroit Free Press asked the Swedish right wing how he felt during the skate. 

"Not great, but it was a first time skating with the team," Franzen said.

"I tried a few strides at 100%, or close to it. It didn't feel great even then, so I backed off a little bit. Gotta start a little slower, probably. I haven't had a groin issue before. I don't know if it happened when I fell after that goal or what happened."

Franzen has missed four games due to the injury and is expected to be held out for the remainder of the week. 

The Red Wings play the Washington Capitals on the road Wednesday night and host the defending Stanley Cup champion Los Angeles Kings on Friday to close out the month. 

Franzen is officially listed as day-to-day. 

- Josh Sanchez

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