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Reports: Red Wings' Franzen missed games with bruise on brain

Updated: June 7, 2008, 5:14 PM ET
ESPN.com news services

The reason for Detroit Red Wings forward Johan Franzen's mysterious headaches -- and his absence from six games of the Stanley Cup playoffs -- was made clear on Saturday.

Franzen had a subdural hematoma, more commonly known as a bruise inside his head, according to reports in the Detroit News and the Detroit Free Press.

Franzen had made headlines by leading the league with 12 playoff goals, but apparently was hurt during the Western Conference semifinal series against the ...

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