Huskins dealt to Flyers to clear spot for Danny DeKeyser; Franzen and Samuelsson cleared to play

DETROIT — Quick update from Wings practice Saturday.

The team dealt defenseman Kent Huskins to Philadelphia for a conditional seventh-round draft pick in 2014.

The move frees up a roster spot for defenseman Danny DeKeyser, who agreed to a deal with the Wings Friday.

DeKeyser won’t play Sunday, but will be on the 23-man roster once the NHL approves his two-year contract.

Huskins, 32, has been a healthy scratch the last 15 games. He was signed when the Wings were desperate for defenseman at the start of the season and played in 11 games.

Forwards Johan Franzen and Mikael Samuelsson have both been cleared to play Sunday.

Wings coach Mike Babcock said he won’t make a lineup decision until game time.

At practice Drew Miller skated on one of the Wings’ top two forward lines, alongside Henrik Zetterberg and Valtteri Filppula. Daniel Cleary and Justin Abdelkader skated with Pavel Datsyuk.


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