DETROIT – Wings general manager Ken Holland has confirmed, via text, that Gustav Nyquist has been recalled from Grand Rapids.
He’ll make his season debut tonight against the Carolina Hurricanes.
There was some question on whether or not Nyquist would be recalled with the health of defenseman Kyle Quincey in question.
The morning skate is about to begin so more updates will come after.
Nyquist was able to be recalled after Detroit placed defenseman Danny DeKeyser on long-term injured reserve with an injured left shoulder.
Nyquist, whose NHL salary is $950,000 compared to DeKeyser’s $925,000, leads Grand Rapids with seven goals and 14 assists.
Once Nyquist plays two games he’ll have to stay in Detroit since he’ll have to pass through waivers in order to be sent back to the Griffins.
Nyquist, who may just play one game and get sent back to Grand Rapids if Stephen Weiss (groin) or Daniel Alfredsson (groin) are ready to return, could play in the Wings’ top six forwards Thursday if how they practiced was an indication.
Babcock had Henrik Zetterberg and Pavel Datsyuk split up at practice on Wednesday and dressed only five skaters in Red and six in White.
Datsyuk skated with Todd Bertuzzi and Daniel Cleary, while Zetterberg and Johan Franzen were paired together.
Darren Helm centered the third line alongside Tomas Tatar and Justin Abdelkader, while Joakim Andersson was in the middle between Drew Miller and Mikael Samuelsson.