Update (4:29 PM): And Khan reports Tomas Holmstrom’s been placed on STIR to make room for Nyquist. He joins Chris Conner and Patrick Eaves there. Nyquist is the Wings’
13th 12th healthy forward. – Matt
Update (4:06 PM): Zuidema now has a full write-up with quotes from Nyquist here. – Matt
Update (4:01 PM): Mixed news via Khan: it’s Helm. But at least it’s not Z, I guess. And it’s not a major injury.Â – Matt
Update (3:33 PM): Ansar Khan confirms the recall move here, and suggests it could be that someone’s “a little banged up.” His guess? Zetterberg.
Great. – Matt
So says the Grand Rapids Press‘ Michael Zuidema.
Presumably that means Joakim Andersson is headed back to the Griffins.
Unless it means there’s a surprise injury. But there’s no obvious evidence that’s the case. Clark Rasmussen points out Babcock’s comments about the lineup today could indicate that is what happened, though.
My guess is it’s a simple matter of wanting to get another look at Gustav. They don’t have the same need for Andersson’s size against the Hawks that they had did against the Blues.
Nyquist will get just his second NHL game tomorrow night.