You've got to assume after the way they played two nights ago, and Babs' post game comments that he's going to play with Sheahan and Tatar. But where the hell does that leave Alfie should he decide to return (which I think is probably unlikely at this point)? If you slot him with Datsyuk and Z, then Helm has to go somewhere else. But does Babs really want Helm, Abby, and Miller one the fourth? I mean, I do, but it's hard telling what Babs wants sometimes.
That would leave Alfie with Weiss & Franzen if he does return, Nyquist up with D & Z, and Helmer back to the 4th line. We're months away from this though. IMO if Alfie does return, it will be right around New Years or a little later.