MELBOURNE has given the all clear for important pair Jesse Hogan and Max Gawn to face Carlton on Sunday after both pulled up sore from the Demons' round one win over St Kilda.

Hogan and Gawn have spent a limited time on the track since the club's exciting 30-point victory over the Saints, but coach Simon Goodwin says the vital duo will play against the Blues as the club attempts to win its first two games of the season for the first time since 2005.

Before the club's training session on Thursday morning, Goodwin said Hogan and Gawn were both "fine", with Hogan to train on the weekend ahead of Sunday's clash.

"He rolled his ankle last week, so it was just a matter of staying off it for a few days. He won't do a hell of a lot today, but he'll do a bit on Saturday and he'll be right to go," he said.

Gawn, who was named last year's All Australian ruckman and put in a dominant showing against the Saints with 49 hit-outs, has been nursing a sore back.

"He'll do a bit more than Jesse today. Both are obviously pretty important players for us, but they'll both get the all clear and both be ready to play," he said.

The Dees will need to make at least two changes to the side that beat St Kilda to cover the loss of Bernie Vince (suspension) and Joel Smith (shoulder).

Dom Tyson appears a strong chance to return to the senior side after one JLT game (against West Coast) and two VFL practice games following an off-season knee injury, with Goodwin saying the impressive midfielder was ready to get the call-up.

"He's had a pretty big preparation now. He's had three games back so he's looking better and better every week and I thought his second half on the weekend was really solid," Goodwin said.

Vince's suspension – he was charged with striking St Kilda's Nathan Wright – continues a run of trouble with the Match Review Panel for the former Adelaide midfielder over the past 12 months.

"Bernie's a leader of our footy club and he plays on the edge and with an aggressive nature. That's what we love about Bernie. The incident on the weekend he could have avoided. It was probably silly how he went about it and he misses a game," he said.

"I think Bernie will find the balance of that aggression and what he needs to do, but ultimately we want Bernie out there as often as we can. We want him to play on the edge, but play within the rules."

Goodwin will be hoping the best and fairest winner's absence won't be costly as the Dees attempt to remain unbeaten after their comeback victory over the Saints, which snapped a 14-game losing streak to their emerging rivals.

The Dees dropped a game they were expected to win last year against Carlton in round 22 that all but ended their finals hopes. Goodwin said the group hadn't addressed last year's defeat in preparation for Sunday.

"The history for us is irrelevant. We want to create our own journey and our own pathway forward. Our challenge is to play the brand of footy we want to, every week," he said.