The Detroit Red Wings badly need some offensive output to get out of their current four-game slump. On Saturday, they made some roster moves to try and increase scoring production and right the ship, recalling forward Gustav Nyquist from the Grand Rapids Griffins. On Tuesday, Nyquist will make his NHL debut against the Minnesota Wild in an effort to get Detroit their first win in five games.
With just four goals in their last four games, something definitely has to change. They out-shot the Wild in their game on Saturday, peppering Josh Harding with 36 shots, which were all stopped, while the Wild only put 20 on Jimmy Howard and walked away with a 1-0 shutout. According to Ansar Khan from mlive.com, Nyquist will likely play on a top-two line, though Coach Mike Babcock has yet to decide officially.
To make room for Nyquist, the Red Wings assigned Fabian Brunnstrom to Grand Rapids, according to The Detroit Free Press:
#RedWings assign Brunnstrom to minors. Doesn't show much faith in him that he can't get in lineup w 4 losses, 4 goals scored
Brunnstrom cleared waivers and yes, it certainly is a lack of faith. After two good years in Dallas, the team really expected more from Brunnstrom by now. They're simply hoping Nyquist can be the guy to finish off plays and provide a little spark for a struggling offense.