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Michigan First Credit Union Morning Skate Update

by Staff Writer / Detroit Red Wings



Johan Franzen
Franzen
Johan Franzen will return to the lineup tonight after being sidelined with a back injury.

Dan Cleary will be a healthy scratch.

Daniel Cleary
Cleary

Daniel Cleary
Cleary
"The only thing you can control is your attitude and work ethic...I have to play better and I have to produce more."
- Dan Cleary

"For a guy of (Cleary's) hockey sense and his ability he’s got to be a factor every night and I don’t see that."
- Mike Babcock

Babcock

Brendan Smith
Smith
Brendan Smith was back on the ice today after missing yesterday's practice. He said his shoulder feels good and he should be able to play this weekend.

With Smith out tonight, Xavier Ouellet will again be in.

Xavier Ouellet
Ouellet

Jonathan Ericsson
Ericsson
Jonathan Ericsson is still looking to come off long-term IR on Friday and play that night against Washington.

Jimmy Howard will be in goal tonight.

Jimmy Howard
Howard

Mikael Samuelsson
Samuelsson
Mikael Samuelsson is in.

Patrick Eaves will be a healthy scratch.

Patrick Eaves
Eaves

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