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, dbartkowiak@wdiv.com
Published On: Jan 30 2014 05:12:04 PM EST   Updated On: Jan 30 2014 05:14:48 PM EST
DETROIT -

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.