Johan Franzen rejoined the Red Wings bearing photos, videos and dinner invitations – and ready to break out of a slump.

He went through a good long skate Wednesday morning at Honda Center, and went on to lead the Wings with seven shots in the evening's 2-1 overtime loss to the Ducks.

That's the most shots Franzen has put on net as he's gone without a goal the past 13 games, dating to the 10 shots that led to his five-goal night Feb. 2 at Ottawa.

Wednesday's game was Franzen's first since his wife, Cecilia, gave birth to the couple's first child, Eddie Bo Johan Franzen, Monday morning.

"I'm smiling more now, I think," Franzen said. "It's special. Everyone is talking about it – you're going to change, you're going to feel this and that, but you're not really sure what they're talking about until it happens. Now I know."

Franzen flew into Orange County's John Wayne Airport Tuesday night, arriving around 11:30 p.m., and while it hurt to leave, he knew his wife was in good hands.

"Right before I left, she went back home, and she's got her mom and grandma helping her, too," Franzen said. "And her dad comes in today, so she's got the big crew taking care of her. I got a lot of photos and video clips I can watch, so I should survive."