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.
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
Scratched: Jay Harrison, Mike Komisarek
Injured: Alexander Semin (concussion), Joni Pitkanen (heel), Kevin Westgarth (upper body)
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)
Injured: Daniel Alfredsson (groin), Stephen Weiss (groin)