Detroit, MI (SportsNetwork.com) - The Detroit Red Wings have placed forward Johan Franzen on injured reserve with an upper-body injury after the veteran missed Wednesday's game at Calgary.
In Tuesday's game against Edmonton, Franzen was hit near the head area by Rob Klinkhammer away from the puck in the neutral zone. He remained on the ice momentarily but was able to skate to the bench and remain in the game.
On the team's flight from Edmonton to Calgary, Franzen reported feeling ill, and he will be re-evaluated.
In 33 games this season, Franzen has seven goals and 15 assists. The 35-year- old owns 369 points in his 600 game NHL career, all with the Red Wings.
In a corresponding roster move, the Red Wings recalled winger Teemu Pulkkinen from Grand Rapids (AHL). Pulkkinen has scored in eight consecutive games for Grand Rapids and leads the AHL with 20 goals.