Helene St. James, the Detroit Red Wings beat writer for the Detroit Free-Press, is reporting that Johan Franzen will miss the 2014 Winter Olympic Games in Sochi, Russia.
Sweden??s ice hockey coach, Per Marts, confirmed with the Free-Press that the team will make the change after the concussion-like symptoms reappeared this past week.
Franzen suffered a concussion on December 15th, only playing in one game since the injury, and has been placed on injured reserve by the Red Wings.
Sweden hasn??t named a replacement yet for Franzen, but St. James speculates that it could be another Red Wings forward, Gustav Nyquist, who could step up.