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Leafs’ Kozun and Wings’ Franzen out in Detroit

Detroit Red Wings v New York Islanders

skates against the New York Islanders at the Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum on November 29, 2013 in Uniondale, New York. The Red Wings defeated the Islanders 5-0.

Bruce Bennett

The Leafs and Red Wings have lineup changes as the two teams prepare for the second of a back-to-back, home-and-home set in Detroit tonight.

Out for the visiting Leafs is forward Brandon Kozun. The winger, who surprised many by cracking Toronto’s opening night roster, is out with a left high ankle sprain suffered during the second period of Friday night’s loss.

Kozun, who did not travel to Detroit, underwent an MRI on Saturday in Toronto.

In his place on the fourth line will be Matt Frattin playing alongside Richard Panik and Peter Holland. Frattin is playing in just his second game of the season and first since the season opener against Montreal.

On the blue line, veteran Stephane Robidas slots back in for rookie Stuart Percy.

Based on Leafs D pairings in warm-up it looks like Percy could be scratched. Phaneuf-Franson Rielly-Polak Gardiner-Robidas

— Mark Masters (@markhmasters) October 18, 2014

For the Red Wings, Johan Franzen, who left last night’s win with a leg cramp, is out - Stephen Weiss makes his regular season debut in his place.

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