Sweden's news in English

Editions:  Austria · Denmark · France · Germany · Italy · Norway · Spain · Sweden · Switzerland

Franzén injury blow to Swedish Olympic hopes

Share this article

Franzén injury blow to Swedish Olympic hopes
13:10 CEST+02:00
Swedish ice hockey star and Detroit Red Wings forward Johan Franzén will be out for four months with a torn knee ligament and risks missing the Vancouver Olympics in 2010.

The 29-year-old suffered the injury to his left knee on Thursday in the Red Wings' 3-2 win over Chicago in which Franzén scored.

Franzén, who goes by the nickname 'The Mule', won a Stanley Cup with Detroit in 2008 and a gold medal with Sweden's Tre Kronor at the 2006 World Championships.

One of the top Swedish goal-scorers in the NHL last season, he notched 34 goals in 71 games and had all but booked his place in the national squad for next year's Olympics in Vancouver.

Sweden play their first Olympic match on February 17.

Get notified about breaking news on The Local

Share this article

The Local is not responsible for content posted by users.
Become a Member or sign-in to leave a comment.

From our sponsors

How to work 9-5 and travel the rest of the time

A full-time job shouldn't stop you from satisfying your wanderlust. The Local spoke to Travel After 5 blogger Alline Waldhelm to find out her tips and tricks for travellers who only have 25 days of annual leave.

Discussion forum