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8/25/2006 1:48:16 PM

The Detroit Red wings have re-signed forward Johan Franzen to a three-year contract. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.

''Johan had a very good rookie season in the NHL,'' said Red Wings general manager Ken Holland. ''He was a big part of our penalty killing, provided us with a physical presence and played very well in the playoffs. Moving into his second NHL season and beyond, we're hopeful he can gain some confidence and increase his contribution in the scoring department as well.''

The 26-year-old Franzen made his NHL debut in 2005-06 and led Detroit Rookies with 12 goals and 16 points in 80 games. He is the first Red Wings rookie to play in 80 games since Nicklas Lidstrom in 1991-92.

The native of Vetlanda, Sweden was drafted by the Red Wings in the third round (97th overall) in 2004.
 
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