The Red Wings host the Ottawa Senators tonight and the Detroit Swede most under the microscope isn’t former Ottawa captain Daniel Alfredsson but Gustav Nyquist.
Nyquist made his first appearance of the season on Thursday, scoring twice against the Carolina Hurricanes. Playing a second game with the Wings would mean he can’t return to the AHL without clearing waivers, so his appearance in the lineup tonight means he’s up for the rest of the season.
Alfredsson, as well as fellow summer signing Stephen Weiss, remains out injured.
Jimmy Howard is expected to start opposite Robin Lehner.
Stupid stat of the day: The Red Wings are unbeaten this season with Gustav Nyquist in the lineup.
Game time is 7:00 PM on FSD.