There will be one change in the Red Wings' lineup Tuesday night, when they face the Boston Bruins in Game 3 of their first-round playoff series at Joe Louis Arena.

Forward Daniel Alfredsson has been scratched because of a nagging back issue, leaving the door open for Joakim Andersson, who'll replace Alfredsson.

"Andersson's in today and Alfredsson's out," said Wings coach Mike Babcock, who seemed unconcerned with Alfredsson's condition. "Alfie needed another day."

When asked about Andersson's game, Babcock said he believes the Wings will benefit from his penalty-killing abilities. They gave up two power-play goals in Sunday's 4-1 loss at Boston. The series is tied 1-1.

"We thought both specialty teams were average last game," Babcock said. "Andersson can help our penalty kill. He's a good face-off guy. He's a big body and knows how to play"

During the morning skate, Andersson was on a line with Darren Helm and Tomas Jurco, but Babcock isn't sure that's where Andersson will play Tuesday. If Babcock decides to make a change, David Legwand will be moved up to play with Helm and Jurco.

Andersson, who'll be making his 2014 playoff debut, appeared in 65 games for the Wings this season, notching eight goals and nine assists and was a minus-11.