The Red Wings expect to have Johan Franzen back tonight when they put their six-game winning streak on the road against the Ducks at Honda Center.

Franzen's return -- he missed Monday's Kings game for the birth of his son -- will have a domino effect on the bottom lines, as one of the forwards will be knocked out.

Drew Miller just went through it over the weekend at Buffalo, when he found out during warm-ups he would be a healthy scratch. He responded by scoring twice in Monday's 7-4 victory at Los Angeles, a feat that, while he's unlikely to duplicate regularly, he's hoping at least translates into playing tonight.

"You want to put yourself any way possible in position where you're in the lineup every night," Miller said Tuesday. "I wasn't very happy that I sat out in Buffalo, but it was what it was, and you just have to move forward. Next game you're back in, you've got to take that opportunity and make the most of it. I don't think I'm going to score two goals every single night. I would like to, but I mean, I can't be Todd Bertuzzi scoring two goals every game."

That crack was prompted by Bertuzzi muttering at Miller to "stop using the same old clichés," while Miller was talking to reporters.

What really matters, of course, is how Miller plays on the ice. He brings speed, he plays safely in his zone, and he's a regular on the penalty kill. That he can add a dash of offense -- he has six goals in 55 games, four short of last season's career high -- is a bonus.