Franzen back in Red Wings' lineup
JAN 26, 2014 3:25p ET
"He can really shoot the puck," Babcock said. "Anytime you come back from an injury, I donât know how youâre going to respond. I mean, (Darren Helm's) an example of that.
"I donât know what to expect from the Mule. Weâre just going to play him and see how it goes."
That means youngsters Riley Sheahan, Tomas Jurco and Luke Glendening remain in the lineup.
"Obviously, itâs an important thing for us," Babcock said. "We need all hands on deck if weâre going to be successful.
"I think these kids have given us some energy. What it does is it gives some of our veteran guys for example who are sitting out a chance to freshen up, which doesnât kill anybody either."
Samuelsson cleared waivers Sunday and was assigned to Grand Rapids, making room on the roster for Franzen's return.
Joakim Andersson, who has missed five games with a lower-body injury, is also ready to return and will play Tuesday in Philadelphia.