It turns out that a 40-year old Mike Modano may, in fact, be more servicable than a one-legged Johan Franzen. Ansar Khan of MLive.com reports that Modano will be in the lineup for Game 6 versus San Jose.

Detroit Red Wings forward Mike Modano will make his series debut tonight in Game 6 of the Western Conference semifinals against the San Jose Sharks.

Johan Franzen, who has been hobbled by a sore left ankle since Game 2 of the first round against Phoenix, is out.

Modano has not played in these playoffs since Game 4 versus Phoenix. He assisted on the opening goal and played just over 11 minutes.

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