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Red Wings summon Nyquist, assign Tatar

March 12, 2013

The Detroit Red Wings on Tuesday recalled right wing Gustav Nyquist from the Grand Rapids Griffins and assigned left wing Tomas Tatar to the Griffins.

A native of Halmstad, Sweden, Nyquist has a three-point lead in the AHL scoring race with 60 points (23-37-60) in 57 games. The second-year pro saw a six-game scoring streak come to an end on Friday versus Hamilton, but the 23-year-old has racked up 15 points (6-9-15) over his last nine games, including four three-point outings.

In 121 career games with the Griffins, Nyquist has recorded 122 points (46-76-122) and 52 penalty minutes.

A member of the 2012 AHL All-Rookie Team and a two-time AHL All-Star, Nyquist leads the Griffins in goals and assists, topping the 58 points (22-36) he registered in 2011-12. The 5-foot-11, 185-pound forward has also suited up in 20 career contests for the Red Wings, recording seven points (1-6-7) and two penalty minutes.

Tatar, 22, ranks second on the Griffins with 39 points (19-20-39) in 44 games. Recalled by Detroit on Feb. 3, the Ilava, Slovakia, native registered seven points (4-3-7) in 18 games, tying for eighth on the team and for 18th among NHL rookies. The fifth-year pro ranks among the Griffins’ all-time leaders with 83 goals (3rd), 103 assists (7th), 186 points (6th) and 15 game-winning goals (3rd) in his 248 career AHL games. He owns eight points (5-3-8) in 27 career NHL contests.

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