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Nyquist up for Red Wings; Skinner back for Canes?

Thursday, 11.21.2013 / 1:48 PM

By NHL.com Staff -  / 2013-2014 At the Rink Blog

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Nyquist up for Red Wings; Skinner back for Canes?

Gustav Nyquist, recalled Thursday by the Detroit Red Wings from their American Hockey League affiliate, the Grand Rapids Griffins, will skate on the second line Thursday night against the visiting Carolina Hurricanes.

Nyquist is tied for fourth in the American Hockey League with 21 points in 15 games.

"It feels great, obviously, very excited to get in again [Thursday] and it's going to be a fun game to be a part of," Nyquist said. "I'm just going to try to play my game. We all know that we're in need of a win here as a team and obviously we've lost a few in a row up here and at home as well. So that's something we want to change."

Nyquist had three goals and three assists in 22 regular-season games in 2012-13, and two goals and three assists in 14 Stanley Cup Playoff games.

For the Hurricanes, forward Jeff Skinner likely will return to the lineup after missing 11 games with an upper-body injury. He was activated off injured reserve Thursday morning.

While Skinner could be returning, Alexander Semin was placed on injured reserve due to a concussion he sustained Nov. 16.

Here is how the rest of lineup could look for the Red Wings.

HURRICANES

Jeff Skinner - Eric Staal - Jiri Tlusty

Nathan Gerbe - Jordan Staal - Patrick Dwyer

Tuomo Ruutu - Riley Nash - Chris Terry

Drayson Bowman - Manny Malhotra - Radek Dvorak

Andrej Sekera - Justin Faulk

Ron Hainsey - Brett Bellemore

Tim Gleason - Ryan Murphy

Justin Peters

Cam Ward

Scratched: Jay Harrison, Mike Komisarek

Injured: Alexander Semin (concussion), Joni Pitkanen (heel), Kevin Westgarth (upper body)

RED WINGS

Daniel Cleary - Pavel Datsyuk - Todd Bertuzzi

Johan Franzen - Henrik Zetterberg - Gustav Nyquist

Tomas Tatar - Darren Helm - Justin Abdelkader

Drew Miller - Joakim Andersson - Mikael Samuelsson

Jonathan Ericsson - Niklas Kronwall

Kyle Quincey - Brendan Smith

Brian Lashoff - Jakub Kindl

Jimmy Howard (starting)

Jonas Gustavsson

Injured: Daniel Alfredsson (groin), Stephen Weiss (groin)

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Not only is it a great idea, but if you don't [start using analytics] you're going to fall behind. You have to be on the cutting edge. It was [Arizona Coyotes assistant general manager] Darcy Regier who said, 'If you didn't invent it, you have to be the second- or third-best copier, because if you're fourth or fifth you've got no chance.'

— Detroit Red Wings coach Mike Babcock on his interest in advanced statistical analysis