DETROIT – Johan Franzen will come back.
Wings GM Ken Holland also said he would not use one of the club’s two amnesty buyouts on Franzen.
“Yeah, it’s crazy (speculation) for me,” Holland said. “I don’t know where you find 30-goal scorers. There is no hockey store. He played 41 games, he had 14 goals. If you times it by two, that’s 28 goals. How many players in the league score more than 25 goals?”
Franzen will make close to $4 million each of the next seven seasons before becoming an unrestricted free agent.
Teams have two amnesty buyouts that can be used over the next two summers, where they can buyout a player for two-thirds of the remaining value of his contract.
The move would not count against the salary cap.
“Obviously it’s at our disposal,” Holland said when asked if he’d use it on any players.