That means Brian Rafalski, who is still suffering from what the team is calling an upper-body injury, won't dress as Detroit aims to take a 2-0 lead in this best-of-seven series.
"We saw him this morning, and he was in good spirits," Red Wings coach Mike Babcock said of his No. 2 defenseman. "He seems fine, (but) he’s not going to play."
With Rafalski out, Nicklas Lidstrom
will again be paired with rookie Jonathan Ericsson
, who did an admirable job in Game 1. Ericsson received 18:49 of ice time and dropped the gloves with Anaheim’s Corey Perry early in the second period.