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Monday, May 26, 2008
Detroit's Franzen makes Stanley Cup finals debut Monday night news services

Johan Franzen


DETROIT -- Red Wings forward Johan Franzen was cleared by doctors and put in the lineup for Detroit's 3-0 Game 2 victory over the Pittsburgh Penguins in the Stanley Cup finals Monday night.

Franzen hadn't played since Game 1 of the Western Conference finals because of recurring headaches. He is tied with teammate Henrik Zetterberg for the NHL playoff lead with 12 goals.

Franzen was allowed to return to practice Friday and was on the ice Monday for the Red Wings' morning skate. On Sunday, he said he had been symptom-free for seven to 10 days and was awaiting permission from doctors to play.

Information from The Associated Press was used in this report.