Franzen pulls out of Olympics with headaches

Detroit Red Wings forward won't play in Sochi with Team Sweden

Author: Dave Bartkowiak Jr. , Online News Editor, @DaveBartko,
Published On: Jan 30 2014 05:12:04 PM EST   Updated On: Jan 30 2014 05:14:48 PM EST

Detroit Red Wings forward Johan Franzen's concussion problems have forced him to pull himself off of Sweden's Olympic team.

The Red Wings say Franzen still is suffering from headaches after a concussion he suffered Dec. 15 against the Tampa Bay Lightning.

Franzen was placed on short-term injured reserve on Tuesday. He tried for a comeback Sunday against the Florida Panthers and even logged an assist in the 5-4 shootout loss.

However, he was still suffering concussion symptoms.

Franzen has 9 goals and 14 assists in 31 games this season.