DETROIT -- There's a silver lining for the Detroit Red Wings despite their injury woes this season.
It's created an opportunity for a few of the young prospects to come up from the minors and get valuable NHL experience.
Two of those players, forwards Tomas Tatar and Joakim Andersson, were having tremendous success in the American Hockey League before being called up.
The two did not have a chance to make the Wings at the start of the season because the lockout cut training camp short, but both were standouts with the Grand Rapids Griffins.
Tatar, with 19 goals and 20 assists in 44 games, was second on the team to Gustav Nyquist in scoring. Andersson was seventh, with 10 goals and 17 assists in 36 games.
Tatar, 22, was the Wings' second-round pick (60th overall) in the 2009 NHL Entry Draft. Andersson, 24, was the Wings' third-round pick (88th overall) in 2007.
The 5-foot-10 Tatar has three goals and three assists in 11 games since joining the Wings.
"Tatar's got an NHL skill...