Johan Franzen practiced Tuesday - a bit.

And, he'd be the first to admit he didn't overwhelm anybody.

"Just wheeling around and little bit and see how it felt," said Franzen, who was testing his sore left ankle in hopes he'll be ready for the Red Wings' second-round matchup against either the Sharks. The series is expected to start Friday in San Jose, Calif., although the NHL has yet to make an official announcement.

"I skated a little bit yesterday, did a little more today, and hopefully go harder tomorrow."

Franzen said he rolled his ankle when he was checked into the boards during Game 2 against the Coyotes by Shane Doan.

Franzen played in Game 3 and scored, but felt the injury get worse before Game 4, which he missed.

Franzen had been skating on his own before joining his teammates Tuesday.