Nyquist scored two goals, added an assists and recorded a plus-4 rating during Tuesday's 5-1 drubbing of the Jets.
The Swede had gone 22 games since his last multi-point showing and recorded just four goals and five assists during the underwhelming stretch. Nyquist is a talented scorer who's capable of generating better numbers, but for whatever reason, the results just haven't been there consistently enough to make him a viable fantasy option outside of deep settings this year. However, there's potential this offensive outburst kick-starts a strong run for Nyquist. At worst, he's a player to monitor.
Nyquist picked up a power-play assist in Sunday's 4-3 overtime home loss to the Avalanche.
Gus racked up 28 and 27 goals, respectively, between seasons 2013-15, but he's since learned how to be a more effective passer. He is coming off a 2016-17 campaign in which he dished on a career-high 36 scoring plays, and has started this hockey year out with a modest four apples through 21 games. On the downside, Nyquist has just two man-advantage points despite averaging 2:17 of ice time in that special teams situation.
Nyquist delivered an even-strength goal in Wednesday's 8-2 triumph over the Flames at home.
This helped Nyquist snap a three-game point drought, but his fantasy owners can't be blamed for wanting more. After all, Detroit went 4-for-6 with the man advantage, despite the Swede failing to factor into those plays. Nyquist now has six goals through 19 games, albeit with only three assists and a minus-5 rating.
Nyquist hasn't recorded a point in the past three games since toughing out a lower-body injury.
Gus will look to get back on track against the visiting Flames on Wednesday evening. He's been the subject of recent trade rumors, but if GM Ken Holland has received serious offers on the scoring winger, he's done a fine job keeping that information close to the vest. Nyquist's at least a depreciating asset in fantasy hockey, having recorded only eight points (five goals, three assists) along with a minus-6 rating through 18 games. It's probably safe to park him on your bench until he starts showing signs of turning it around.
Nyquist (lower body) will play Monday against Vancouver, Ted Kulfan of The Detroit News reports.
Nyquist was forced out of Sunday's tilt early with a lower-body injury but was able to practice Monday morning, and the minor ailment won't force him to miss a game. The 28-year-old has been especially hot lately, notching three goals in his last four games, and should resume his duties on the top forward line and the No. 1 power-play unit.