DETROIT — Mike Modano will replace Johan Franzen in the lineup for Game 6 tonight at Joe Louis Arena.
Franzen has been bothered by an ankle injury.
Modano will take the pre-game skate with Pavel Datsyuk and Tomas Holmstrom.
“He’s come in before late notice, in Phoenix, and did an excellent job to say the least,” Wings forward Danny Cleary said. “It’s not an easy situation to deal with considering his career.
“One last shot and he really hasn’t been able to get in,” Cleary added. “His professionalism, work ethic and his attitude can’t be questioned. He’s here when we need him.”
Wings coach Mike Babcock would not say who the other forward is what will be a healthy scratch.
San Jose will be without Ryane Clowe, who did not make the trip due to an undisclosed injury.