Detroit Red Wings forward Johan Franzen to play Game 2 against Pittsburgh

DETROIT – Red Wings forward Johan Franzen has been cleared by doctors and will be in the lineup for Game 2 of the Stanley Cup final Monday against the Pittsburgh Penguins.

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

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Franzen was allowed to return to practice Friday and was on the ice Monday for the Red Wings’ morning skate.

He said Sunday that he had been symptom-free for seven to 10 days and was awaiting permission from doctors to play.