Detroit Red Wings forward Johan Franzen skated for about 15 minutes at the start of practice today, casting into doubt his availability for the start of Round 2. The Wings won't know their opponent until after tonight's Vancouver-Chicago game (if Vancouver wins, it's San Jose, if Chicago wins, it's Nashville). Nothing is official yet, but the Wings are likely to start Thursday. Franzen missed Game 4 of the Phoenix series (which fell last Wednesday) because of a sore ankle. He had it numbed and was able to play in Game 3 against the Coyotes.
Wings' Johan Franzen skates, but only briefly
Detroit Free Press | Apr 26