According to The Detroit News, Detroit Redwing Johan Franzen and his wife, Cecilia, became first-time parents when they welcomed their son Eddie Bo Johan into the world on the morning of February 28, 2011.
"It was something else," said Franzen, who'll be in the lineup Wednesday night against Anaheim after missing Monday's game in Los Angeles. "Pretty special."
Franzen created some confusion with teammates when he emailed a picture of the baby — but didn't say whether it was a boy or girl.
"I said, 'Baby Mule,'" said Franzen, whose nickname is Mule. "I thought they'd figure out it was a boy."
Franzen admitted it was tough to concentrate on hockey in the days leading up to his son's arrival.
"My wife said I was nervous," Franzen said. "Maybe your mind wanders between periods. But once you're on the ice, you don't think about it."
CONGRATULATIONS TO JOHAN AND CECILIA!!