Gustavsson OK; no update on Franzen; Weiss continues to progress

DETROIT >> Jonas Gustavsson will practice Wednesday and make the trip to Florida according to Holland.

Gustavsson made eight saves before departing after the first period of Monday’s 2-0 win over the Vancouver Canucks complaining of feeling dizzy.

“He felt normal after the game,” Holland said.

Johan Franzen (concussion) still has yet to skate since suffering a setback after returning Jan. 26 after missing 16 straight games.

“We’ve got our fingers crossed that he’ll be ready when we come back from break,” Holland said.

Stephen Weiss continues to progress nicely from a sport hernia surgery on Dec. 23.

Weiss will practice with the Plymouth Whalers until the Wings resume practicing on Feb. 19.

“We’ll see in the next couple of weeks,” Holland said. “We need him to play in a couple games in Grand Rapids before he gets to Detroit.”

They’re aiming for him to play those games with the Griffins the weekend of Feb. 21-23. If it’s not that weekend they’ll shoot for the weekend after.

“We want him to play a couple of games in GR for conditioning.”

The Wings rank third in the league in man games lost this season at 245 according to

“Our hope is that coming out of the Olympic break we’re healthy,” Holland said. “When you’re dealing with a concussion there is no time frame at all. Hopefully we’ll get good luck and get the team together for the stretch run.”

Riley Sheahan is expected to return to the Griffins during the break in order to keep playing.

Luke Glendening will not be sent down during the break because he will have played in enough NHL games to earn a break. He could however be sent down after the Olympic break.


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