Wednesday morning practice
Obviously those are a lot of shakeups up front if this is the way the Wings are going to line up against Vancouver tomorrow. We'll see after practice what Babcock's plans are and what Zetterberg's status is or for that matter whether McCarty is close to returning.
Babcock wasn't pleased with the play of Samuelsson and Hudler, thus far and switched them on the second and third lines in the third period of Monday's game in Carolina.
Obviously Zetterberg will be on the first or second line when he's on the ice. But perhaps they're not expecting Z to play Thursday. When a player is just absent from a practice, they'll plug that hole rather than shuffle all the lines around. For example, they could have put McCarty on the second line for practice with Franzen in the middle.