Gustav Nyquist is up from Grand Rapids for the Detroit Red Wings’ Friday night game against Anaheim. The reason? Well, as Chuck Pleiness reported, another Red Wings forward has suffered an injury.
Which forward? Good question.
According to Pleiness, Wings GM Ken Holland simply revealed that a forward is hurt — but would not reveal which one, leaving the mystery until Friday’s pre-game skate.
Regardless of the answer, it’s bad news for a Wings team that is already down Todd Bertuzzi, Mikael Samuelsson, Darren Helm and Johan Franzen up front, Carlo Colaiacovo and Brendan Smith on the blue line and goalie Jonas Gustavsson.
The Wings can ill afford to lose any of their other key contributors — let alone a star like Pavel Datsyuk or Henrik Zetterberg.
So, cross your fingers, Wings fans. We’ll have to wait and see who’s out of the lineup on Friday night.