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Elie, Honka in lineup for Stars tonight against Red Wings

The 22-year-old Elie says he's "excited" for another shot with Dallas after a solid 18-game stint last season

by Mark Stepneski @StarsInsideEdge / Inside Edge

Ben Bishop will get the start in goal, and the Dallas Stars will inject some youth into the lineup when they take on the Detroit Red Wings at American Airlines Center.

Bishop will be making his second start for the Stars. He stopped all 19 shots he faced in Friday's season opener, but was forced to leave the game early in the third period after getting hit in the mask with a puck and getting cut above his left eye. He received eight stitches, but he is fine now and looking to help the Stars get on track after an 0-2-0 start.

"It was our first two games together, and there were going to be some growing pains, but at the same time we've got to find a way to get points," Bishop said. "It just puts an emphasis on [Tuesday]. It's not a must-win, but we've got to find a way to get points."

With Adam Cracknell now in New York after being claimed off waivers by the Rangers, the Stars had an open roster spot, and they filled it Tuesday morning by calling up left wing Remi Elie from the Texas Stars of the AHL. Elie will be in the lineup tonight on a line with Jason Spezza and Brett Ritchie.

"Everything equal, Elie made the team out of camp and deserved to play," coach Ken Hitchcock said. "He's just a hard player. He's fast, he's heavy on the puck, he pulls it off the boards on people. He's made-for-order for what the NHL is right now."

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Elie played 18 games with Dallas last season, registering seven points (one goal, six assists).

"It was nice to get the call back up, and I am excited to be here," Elie said. "I can't wait for tonight."

Dan Hamhuis won't play on defense tonight due to a groin injury. Julius Honka, who has been a healthy scratch the first two games, will make his season debut.

"He's going to add a real element to us," Hitchcock said. "He's a real on-the-edge type of player and he's very dynamic with the puck. He's really competitive, and he's not afraid to make plays. That's what this game is about."

Center Martin Hanzal, who left Saturday's game with a lower-body injury, will play tonight. He's centered Mattias Janmark and Devin Shore this morning.

Forward Gemel Smith and defenseman Greg Pateryn are the expected scratches tonight.

Red Wings Watch: Homecoming for Daley

It's been more than two years since Trevor Daley was traded by the Dallas Stars and tonight Daley will finally get his Dallas homecoming.

Daley, now a Detroit Red Wing, will play his first game at American Airlines Center since the July 2015 trade that sent him to Chicago. He was traded to Pittsburgh, where he won two Stanley Cups, and then signed as a free agent with the Red Wings this summer. He missed out on previous chances to play in Dallas due to injury and scheduling.

"Finally. I didn't think it was going to take two years," Daley said. "It's special. I had a lot of good years here, met a lot of great people. It's going to be good. Ever since I left, I've been waiting to come back."

The Red Wings (2-0-0) are coming off a 2-1 shootout win over Ottawa on Saturday. Petr Mrazek will get the start in goal. It's his first appearance of the season. Defenseman Niklas Kronwall remains out with an injury.

Tonight's Game

Who: Detroit Red Wings at Dallas Stars
Where: American Airlines Center
When: 7:30 p.m.
TV: Fox Sports Southwest
Radio: The Ticket 1310 AM/96.7 FM

Stars Projected Lineup

Jamie Benn - Tyler Seguin - Alexander Radulov
Mattias Janmark - Martin Hanzal - Devin Shore
Remi Elie - Jason Spezza - Brett Ritchie
Antoine Roussel - Radek Faksa - Tyler Pitlick

Esa Lindell - John Klingberg
Marc Methot - Stephen Johns
Jamie Oleksiak - Julius Honka

Ben Bishop
Kari Lehtonen

Scratched: Greg Pateryn, Gemel Smith
Injured: Dan Hamhuis (groin)

Red Wings Projected Lineup

Tomas Tatar - Henrik Zetterberg - Gustav Nyquist
Anthony Mantha - Dylan Larkin - Martin Frk
Justin Abdelkader - Frans Nielsen - Darren Helm
Luke Witkowski - Luke Glendening - Riley Sheahan

Danny DeKeyser - Trevor Daley
Jonathan Ericsson - Mike Green
Xavier Ouellet - Nick Jensen

Petr Mrazek
Jimmy Howard

Scratched: David Booth
Injured: Niklas Kronwall (groin)

This story was not subject to approval of the National Hockey League or Dallas Stars Hockey Club. Mark Stepneski is an independent writer whose posts on DallasStars.com reflect his own opinions and do not represent official statements from the Dallas Stars. You can follow Mark on Twitter @StarsInsideEdge.

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