The Detroit Red Wings are counting on Mikael Samuelsson to be in game shape when returns to the lineup Sunday after missing 12 straight games with a groin injury.
Wings coach Mike Babcock was adamant that Samuelsson will not be eased back into the lineup. "I made it very clear, I don't have time for him to tip-toe around and get used to playing,'' Babcock said. "We got points on the line, we need him playing right now. He said he's more than ready to go, so good for us.'' Activate Samuelsson if you normally would.