Franzen scored two goals in Game 2 of the Western Conference quarterfinals, a 5-4 overtime victory in Anaheim on Thursday night.
Franzen became the ninth Detroit Red Wings player to score 40 playoff goals.
Franzen wasn't able to finish Wednesday's 3-1 win over Los Angeles.
Coach Mike Babcock declined to give details, but hoped he would be healthy enough to play against the Predators. Franzen did, indeed, return in Thursday's game against Nashville, and had a goal and an assist in a 4-2 victory.
Franzen scored twice to help Detroit beat the Phoenix Coyotes 4-0 on Monday night in a matchup of two teams in a logjam for the final two spots in the Western Conference playoffs.
Franzen has five of his 12 goals over the last five games and 10 points in his last 10 contests.
Franzen had two assists in Monday's 3-2 win over the Avs.
Franzen has seven assists in the last nine games.
Franzen left Thursday's game with a lower-body injury in the second period.
He was back on the ice for Sunday's 7-1 drubbing against Chicago.
Franzen had a goal and two assists Friday in a 5-1 road win over Anaheim.
Five of Franzen's 11 assist have come in the last four games.
Franzen couldn't find the back of the net despite firing six shots on goal during Detroit's 2-1 shootout loss to Chicago on Sunday.
Franzen, who has three goals in 15 games, is scoreless over his last six.
The Detroit Red Wings have put Franzen on injured reserve.
Franzen has been out with a hip injury.
Franzen racked up 15 penalty minutes in a 5-1 victory over the St. Louis Blues on Thursday night.
Franzen moved within one of Jordin Tootoo's team lead of 30.