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Cleary to Play in Game 1

Ansar Khan of mlive.com has reported that Detroit forward Dan Cleary will indeed be able to play in tonight's game. Cleary left practice early on Tuesday and sat out Wednesday's practice. The expected lines for both teams are as follows:

Detroit Red Wings:

Holmstrom-Datsyuk-Hossa
Cleary-Zetterberg-Franzen
Hudler-Filppula-Samuelsson
Kopecky-Helm-Maltby

Lidstrom-Rafalski
Kronwall-Stuart
Ericsson-Lebda

Osgood in net

Columbus Blue Jackets:

Huselius-Malhotra-Nash
Umberger-Vermette-Voracek
Chimera-Peca-Modin
Torres-Williams-Boll

Hejda-Commodore
Tyutin-Klesla
Methot-Russell

Steve Mason in net

Khan also reports that Chris Chelios and  Derek Meech are healthy scratches and Ville Leino was sent back to Grand Rapids due to Cleary's ability to play.

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