DETROIT — Johan Franzen (hip flexor), Todd Bertuzzi (back) and Darren Helm (back) didn’t practice Thursday.
Wings general Ken Holland said Franzen is day-to-day.
“Day-to-day is usually 10,” Babcock said.
As for the other two, “No one’s talking about them,” Babcock said. “When they’re not talking about them its means they’re not coming along. Bottom line is we have guys who are going to put on the sweater tomorrow and we have to find a way to win.”
Mikael Samuelsson (groin) skated, but won’t play Friday.
Brian Lashoff took a slap shot off his left wrist Wednesday and said he couldn’t close his hand for a good 5-10 minutes.
“Playing through the pain right now, it’s not that bad,” said Lashoff, who added an X-ray didn’t show a break. “They wanted to make sure it wasn’t something I could hurt worse.”