Wings assign Andersson, Nyquist to AHL

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The Detroit Red Wings have assigned forwards Gustav Nyquist and Joakim Andersson to AHL Grand Rapids for the Calder Cup Playoffs, GM Ken Holland confirmed.

The pair played key roles in Detroit’s surprising playoff run.

Nyquist scored an overtime winner in the opening-round upset of Anaheim and assisted on Henrik Zetterberg’s game-tying tally in Game 7 of the Chicago series, while Andersson averaged over 13 minutes per game while adding five points in 14 games.

Grand Rapids needs all the help it can get in the Western Conference finals, as they currently find themselves down 2-1 in the series to the Oklahoma City Barons.

The Griffins aren’t producing much offensively — they lost 4-1 on Wednesday — and have been out-shot in eight consecutive periods.