Red Wings and Stars

The Red Wings will play host to the Stars tonight. Coach Mike Babcock says Johan Franzen won’t play against Dallas because of an upper body injury. Franzen skated for about 30 minutes on Wednesday.  Mikael Samuelsson is expected to return to the lineup tonight, replacing Jordin Tootoo, who was placed on waivers. With 20 points, Detroit is tied with Tampa Bay and Toronto for first place in the Atlantic. Dallas comes to town eight points out in the Central.