Franzen thinks Orpik deserves suspension - 09-23-10

Written by Seth Rorabaugh on .

Red Wings forward Johan Franzen talked today a day after he was injured on a hit by Penguins defenseman Brooks Orpik (above). The players' legs collided late in the first period of the Penguins' 5-1 win. Orpik was given a kneeing major and a game misconduct for the hit.

Franzen told the Detroit Free Press:

"It's terrible. Stupidest play I ever seen. He lifted his foot up and put his knee inside of my leg... I just put the puck back down deep and was trying to go get it, and he threw his knee out."

Franzen then said he felt Orpik deserved a suspension.

UPDATE: Orpik talked briefly on the hit today:

(Photo: Gene J. Puskar/Associated Press)

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