DETROIT, June 8 (UPI) -- The Detroit Red Wings have identified the source of the headaches suffered by center Johan Franzen in the NHL playoffs, a team official said.
He was injured in the Western Conference series against Colorado and missed a total of seven playoff games with concussion-like symptoms, including three games in the Stanley Cup win against Pittsburgh.
The Detroit News reported Sunday the 28-year-old Franzen's head injury was a subdural hematoma, which can be caused by minor blows to the head, major trauma or the spontaneous bursting of a blood vessel in the brain.
"It's not going to affect him long term," General Manager Ken Holland said. "Basically, it's a bruise. It's like when you get hit on a part of your body.
"The doctors said it happens to football players and boxers quite often."
In 72 regular season games, he compiled 27 goals and 11 assists for 38 points.