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Wings assign Andersson, Nyquist to AHL

May 30, 2013, 3:18 PM EDT

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The Detroit Red Wings have assigned forwards Gustav Nyquist and Joakim Andersson to AHL Grand Rapids for the Calder Cup Playoffs, GM Ken Holland confirmed.

The pair played key roles in Detroit’s surprising playoff run.

Nyquist scored an overtime winner in the opening-round upset of Anaheim and assisted on Henrik Zetterberg‘s game-tying tally in Game 7 of the Chicago series, while Andersson averaged over 13 minutes per game while adding five points in 14 games.

Grand Rapids needs all the help it can get in the Western Conference finals, as they currently find themselves down 2-1 in the series to the Oklahoma City Barons.

The Griffins aren’t producing much offensively — they lost 4-1 on Wednesday — and have been out-shot in eight consecutive periods.

  1. 0ffsides - May 30, 2013 at 4:09 PM

    Can we send Smith back too for some more seasoning?

    • polegojim - May 30, 2013 at 5:14 PM

      No kidding…. the guy has moments of being decent… but for the most part a liability on turnovers, misplayed pucks, and SLOW to the puck.

  2. jacketsfan7 - May 30, 2013 at 5:14 PM

    They should , he’s a 2-way contract , he should be sent down to the minors

  3. datsyukdominates - May 30, 2013 at 7:43 PM

    This just shows how little you guys understand hockey and how the business works. Smith is NOT eligible to be sent down to GR for the playoffs. He would have been required to be sent down for a day prior to the regular season ending (which the Wings did with Lashoff, Nyquist, and Andersson) for him to be eligible. Smith needs REAL experience but he’s not going to get much of that playing in the AHL…he needs more NHL ice time and he’ll be very good. Wait and see!

    • 0ffsides - May 31, 2013 at 8:40 AM

      Thank you Mr. Bettman for educating us with your expertise…the post was in jest made simply because Smith does not play like a top 6 defenceman regardless of his contract status.

  4. scoregasmic - May 30, 2013 at 11:02 PM

    Nyquist is gonna tear it up down there

    • hockeydon10 - May 31, 2013 at 6:45 AM

      Didn’t he hold the AHL scoring lead for some time after being called up to the Wings?

  5. howintensive - May 30, 2013 at 11:51 PM

    Barons fans are currently freaking out.

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