The Detroit Red Wings hope to build upon their 2-1 win over the Vancouver Canucks when they tangle with the Calgary Flames on Friday night (9:30 PM EDT, FSD Plus/Sportsnet West/97.1 FM), and the Wings certainly discussed their win as something of a bedrock-worthy stepping stone after the game.
With Johan Franzen ready to return from his "unspecified injury," the Wings demoted Luke Glendening, and we'll find out whether Darren Helm is good to go over the course of the next two days--which might necessitate placing Jonathan Ericsson on the LTIR to make room and cap space until the team's able to move Jordin Tootoo and/or Patrick Eaves.
The Flames also hope to rebound from a 4-2 loss to the Maple Leafs on Wednesday night, and the Calgary Sun's Randy Sportak reports that the Wings will face a familiar face in the Flames' net:
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