With so many Detroit Red Wings injured, reinforcements have spilled into a crowded locker at such an alarming rate that rookie center Riley Sheahan’s makeshift locker consists of a folding chair next to a trash can.

But slowly, the Wings are on the mend.

Forward Johan Franzen has been out longer than anyone since he suffered a concussion Dec. 15. After a good skate Saturday and continued progress, general manager Ken Holland told the Free Press that Franzen, barring a setback, would play Sunday against the visiting Florida Panthers.

Franzen has missed 16 games since he was hit in the face by Tampa Bay’s Radko Gudas. Franzen first thought he would be out for five days. Instead, he’s dealt with constant headaches and has lacked mental acuity until his recent stream of steady progress.

“Yeah, I think it’s three days now I haven’t had any issues,” he said. “So hopefully I wake up tomorrow the same way. I hope to play.”

Coach Mike Babcock said center Joakim Andersson, who has missed five games with a lower-body injury, also would be in the mix to return Sunday.