Gustav Nyquist and Tomas Tatar don’t have much to prove in Grand Rapids.

Each impressed the Red Wings during stints with the team last season.

And they did the same in Grand Rapids — Nyquist had 60 points in 58 games led all playoff scorers with 16 goals in 24 games and was the Calder Cup MVP.

But is it enough to stick with the Red Wings all season?

With 17 forwards on the roster — the Red Wings plan on keeping 14 — there are going to be odd men out.

“A few of us won’t be here” Nyquist said.

Nyquist has minor league options and could be sent temporarily to Grand Rapids.

“If you (think about) that you just stress yourself even more” Nyquist said. “I can only go out and do my best and play the game I play and show them I want to be up here.”

Tatar on the other hand is out of options and would be lost on waivers if he’s not on the Red Wings roster.

“It’s a business” Tatar said. “I love it here. It’s where I started and it’s the team that drafted me and have had the patience to develop me and I want to pay them back.”

Said coach Mike Babcock: “They don’t give you the job you have to earn it. You do that during the exhibition season games.”