Darren McCarty will make his Red Wings re-debut on Friday as Detroit hosts the St. Louis Blues. Aaron Downey will be a healthy scratch as McCarty skates alongside Mark Hartigan and Dallas Drake.
Valtteri Filppula will also return, skating on Johan Franzen's wing along with Jiri Hudler.
Dominik Hasek is still out with the flu, causing Jimmy Howard to be called back up to backup Chris Osgood. Tomas Holmstrom is also still out.