The Detroit Red Wings' Johan Franzen and the San Jose Sharks' Ryane Clowe both skated this morning at HP Pavilion, but both are game-time decisions for Game 7 tonight. The forwards' availability depends on how effective they can be. Franzen is dealing with a sprained ankle. Clowe has an upper body injury. "That's all it's about -- can he go, can he compete in a one-on-one battle, can he get the puck out, can he get it in?" Wings coach Mike Babcock said in regard to Franzen. "Can he get going or can he not get going? They tried something different with him today, so if that can help him, then great. If not, we've got lots of guys hungry to go." Mike Modano played in Game 6 for Franzen, but Modano said this morning he didn't know whether he is playing tonight. Kris Draper was a healthy scratch last game, and Jiri Hudler the game before, so the Wings have plenty of options at forward if Franzen can't play.
Red Wings' Johan Franzen, Sharks' Ryane Clowe game-time decisions for Game 7
Detroit Free Press | May 12