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Red Wings call up Nyquist to replace Samuelsson (groin)

Jan 22, 2013, 1:32 PM EDT

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Though most of the attention has been on the defense, the Red Wings’ cavalcade of injuries hasn’t been limited to the blue line.

Today, the club was forced to call up forward Gustav Nyquist to replace Mikael Samuelsson in tonight’s home opener versus Dallas.

Samuelsson has a tight groin that he said he pulled in training camp. “Gotta be careful with it and take our time,” he said, per the Detroit Fee Press, “otherwise, it could be a real long time.”

Nyquist, 23, appeared in 18 games for the Red Wings in 2011-12, scoring once and adding six assists. In 39 games with AHL Grand Rapids this season, he has 40 points in 39 games.

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