Babcock appears set on keeping third line of Andersson, Nyquist and Tatar in place. At least for now.
Nyquist has made it clear that he wants to make the Red Wings roster out of camp, but he may be sent down. Due to the abundance of forwards the Red Wings have and being pushed up against the cap, Nyquist could start the season in AHL. Babcock still has the three young guys together on the third line, so we will have to wait and see what the Red Wings decide to do.
Nyquist received a two-year contact from Detroit that has an annual cap hit of $950,000. He'll earn $850,000 this season and $1,050,000 in 2014-15. He will still be a restricted free agent when this deal expires.
The 23-year-old forward appeared in 22 games for Detroit during the regular season, and then appeared in all 14 of the Red Wings' playoff games.
Source: MLive 08/21/13, 10:35 am EST
Nyquist recalled from Griffins.
Nyquist will slide into the injured Patrick Eaves' spot in the lineup on the LW with Andersson and Cleary. Nyquist leads the AHL in scoring with 60 points in 58 games, but has only recorded one assist in four games with the Red Wings this season.
Source: Ansar Khan 03/20/13, 7:29 am EST
With Darren Helm on horizon, #RedWings return Gustav Nyquist to Grand Rapids.
Nyquist has posted 1 assist in 4 games with the big club this year but has 60 points in 57 AHL games. The opportunity will come for Nyquist but he's not fantasy relevant, yet.
Babcock said Abdelkader will start on line with Datsyuk and Franzen but that Nyquist will play up there too. Nyquist starts with 63 and 11
Nyquist will need to take advantage of his time on Datsyuk's line if he wants to play there permanently. Abdelkader has yet to produce on that line so Nyquist should have no problem bumping him down.
The Red Wings have recalled Gustav Nyquist from Grand Rapids and reassigned Tomas Tatar to the Griffins.
Nyquist is the AHL's leading scorer right now with 60 points in 57 games. He failed to register a point in two games for the Red Wings this season. He will likely play alongside Pavel Datsyuk and Johan Franzen.
Source: Ansar Khan 03/12/13, 9:19 am EST
Nyquist reassigned to Grand Rapids.
Nyquist played 13 minutes yesterday in Detroit's loss to Anaheim but has been reassigned to Grand Rapids today.
Source: Ansar Khan 02/16/13, 9:14 am EST
F Gustav Nyquist recalled by #RedWings. Todd Bertuzzi (back) on IR.
With all the injuries to the Red Wings roster their young guys are getting a chance to play. No word on if Nyquist will be in the lineup tonight or not.
Nyquist recalled from GR, playing with Fil and Franzen tonight. Samuelsson (groin) out
Nyquist is the Red Wings top forward prospect and should produce when he gets called up. He just needs to stay up with the big club to have any fantasy value.
Source: Ansar Khan 01/22/13, 7:22 am EST
Rookie Gustav Nyquist staying in AHL - for now.
Nyquist is likely going to have to wait for an injury to the top 6 before getting the call this season.
Nyquist will make his NHL playoff debut Friday night at Bridgestone Arena, where he'll play on the Red Wings' third line in the spot vacated by Darren Helm, who was lost for the season in Game 1 after suffering a cut on his left forearm that required surgery.
Nyquist had one goal and 6 assists in 18 games with the Red Wings this season. He was much more effective in a top 6 role alongside Pavel Datsyuk.
Source: MLive 04/12/12, 4:51 pm EST
Nyquist on a line with Franzen and Datsyuk.
Nyquist moves back onto a scoring line. The rookie has a goal and seven points through 14 games.
Nyquist said he is playing tonight.
Look for Nyquist to stay on the fourth line. He has a goal and seven points in 13 games.
Source: Ansar Khan 03/30/12, 7:07 am EST
Nyquist rotating with Mursak on 4th line in practice for Wings.
With Johan Franzen back at practice, Nyquist now moves into the fourth line mix. The rookie has a goal and seven points in 12 games.
Source: Ansar Khan 03/27/12, 6:29 am EST
Nyquist on line with Datsyuk and Bertuzzi
Nyquist moves onto Datsyuk's line and should be in a position to produce. The rookie registered three assists in his first eight games played.
Gustav Nyquist has been recalled from @griffinshockey of the American Hockey League.
Nyquist returning to the big club means Darren Helm will miss some playing time. Nyquist scored three assists in eight games.
Nyquist's equipment being packed up. Looks like he's being sent to Grand Rapids. Will check.
Nyquist filled in well with three assists in eight games.
#RedWings recall Gustav Nyquist from Grand Rapids (AHL).
Nyquist probably plays tomorrow as Todd Bertuzzi isn't quite ready. He has three assists in seven games.
Wings send Nyquist and Pearce back to Grand Rapids
Nyquist heads back to the AHL with Todd Bertuzzi healthy again. He had three assists in seven games played.
Nyquist will start on a line with Abdelkader and Cleary
Nyquist gets a crack at a scoring line. He has an assist in five career games.