Gustav Nyquist knows the Red Wings haven't been scoring lately.

He hopes he can help.

Looking to strengthen an offensive attack that's been silent, the Red Wings recalled the high-scoring forward from Grand Rapids and sent forward Tomas Tatar to the Griffins.

Nyquist is leading the American League in scoring with 60 points (23 goals), and had 15 points (six goals) the last nine games.

"I'm excited to be up here and getting a new chance," said Nyquist, scoreless in two games with the Red Wings this season. "It's just a matter of I have to do the same things I was doing down there."

Nyquist was skating on a line with Pavel Datsyuk and Johan Franzen during practice Tuesday.

Tatar had seven points (four goals) in 18 games with the Red Wings.

But with Valtteri Filppula (left shoulder) likely returning tonight in Calgary, there wasn't any room for Tatar.

"He did a lot of good things," Red Wings coach Mike Babcock said of Tatar. "The only thing is, if you're not going to be on the power play, where is he going to get his touches? Any way you look at it, that's less ice time for him and less opportunity."