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Stanley Cup Final

Hudler out; Miller, Franzen, Datsyuk in for Red Wings

By Dave Lozo - NHL.com Staff Writer

SAN JOSE, Calif. -- After speculation that either Pavel Datsyuk or Johan Franzen would not play Sunday night against the San Jose Sharks, both are in the lineup for the Detroit Red Wings for Game 5 of their Western Conference Semifinal series.

Drew Miller, who has been a healthy scratch the past two games, will take the place of Jiri Hudler for Game 5.

Hudler has 1 goal and 2 assists in eight playoff games but hasn't registered a point in this series.

Pavel Datsyuk was reportedly a game-time decision because of a wrist injury.

Franzen has been fighting through an ankle injury during this series with the Sharks. He originally injured the ankle in Game 2 of the Wings' first-round series with the Coyotes and missed Game 4 of that series but had played in the first four games against the Sharks.

Franzen has no points in four games against the Sharks.

The Sharks hold a 3-1 lead in this best-of-7 series.

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