If Franzen is out I think Larkin will make the team
I don't see that happening unless there are massive injuries to our centers. An injured winger shouldn't effect Larkin much. We've currently got Pav, Z, Richards, Sheahan, Helm, Glendening, Andersson, and possibly Abby who have played center at the NHL level. We would have to have significant injuries to several of our top tier centers, in order to necessitate moving Larkin to the big club in his first pro season. It's possible, but not probable.