Detroit Red Wings forward Johan Franzen to play Game 2 against Pittsburgh

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DETROIT - Red Wings forward Johan Franzen has been cleared by doctors and will be in the lineup for Game 2 of the Stanley Cup final Monday against the Pittsburgh Penguins.

Franzen hasn't played since Game 1 of the Western Conference final because of recurring headaches. He is tied with teammate Henrik Zetterberg for the NHL playoff lead with 12 goals.

Franzen was allowed to return to practice Friday and was on the ice Monday for the Red Wings' morning skate.

He said Sunday that he had been symptom-free for seven to 10 days and was awaiting permission from doctors to play.



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