Calgary, Alberta — Johan Franzen's return to the Red Wings lineup Friday didn't last long.
Franzen missed Wednesday's game in Vancouver with an upper-body injury.
He returned to the lineup against the Flames, but lasted only 9 minutes 5 seconds on 12 shifts before having to leave the game feeling ill.
"He was sick," coach Mike Babcock said. "I don't know if he's got the flu or what it is. But he was feeling nautious, so he couldn't play."
Franzen had a minus-1 rating for the game, with one shot.
With Franzen unavailable, Babcock scrambled his lines a bit and one of the resulting units, Joakim Andersson between Justin Abdelkader and Tomas Tatar, produced two third period goals leading to the 4-3 Red Wings victory over Calgary.
"They were real solid and got us two goals," Babcock said. "We need more balance in the scoring."
Henrik Zetterberg and Pavel Datsyuk each had first period goals, continuing their season-long dominance. Todd Bertuzzi assisted both goals and had a team-high five shots, continuing his fine play on that top line.
"He had an outstanding game in Vancouver and I saw thrilled he was able to back that up," said Babcock of Bertuzzi. "Bert has done a good job."