Two and out: Wings send Tootoo back to AHL

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After appearing in two games following his recall, Jordin Tootoo is on his way back to Grand Rapids.

On Monday, Detroit GM Ken Holland confirmed that Tootoo was being sent back to the minors, just five days after being recalled thanks to a rash of injured Wings forwards.

Tootoo, 30, played 6:07 against Calgary last Thursday and 5:38 against Toronto on Saturday — scoring his first point of the season — before getting demoted.

He’ll be replaced in the lineup tonight by Gustav Nyquist, who missed the last three games with a groin injury.