Coach Mike Babcock said forward Tomas Tatar will play tonight when the Red Wings host Calgary.
Babcock didn't commit to when or if goaltender Petr Mrazek would make his NHL debut this week.
Tatar, 22, and Mrazek, 20, were recalled from Grand Rapids of the American Hockey League and practiced with the Wings on Monday. Tatar skated on a line with Pavel Datsyuk and Valtteri Filppula.
"We're going to put Tats in the lineup," Babcock said. "We're going to see what he can do to help us. Our bottom six isn't scoring. Maybe he can help with that.
"He's got some ability. He's scored some goals. He's fearless. Maybe he can help us. We're going to watch and see."
Tatar, drafted 60th overall in the 2009 NHL draft by the Wings, had 19 goals and 20 assists in 44 games for the Griffins this season.
He has 83 goals and 103 assists in 248 games over the past four seasons in the AHL. He scored one goal in nine games as a Wing in 2010-11.
"I was really excited, one of the special moments in your life when you get called up and the work has paid off," Tatar said. "The second step is to prove you should be here and help the team the most you can and win the game."
Mrazek, drafted by the Wings in the fifth round in 2010, was 16-7-1 with a 2.26 goals-against average and .916 save percentage in his first season with the Griffins. He played the previous three seasons for Ottawa in the Ontario Hockey League.
"It's a great experience to be here," Mrazek said. "I will try to do my best in the practice."
Red Wings' Tomas Tatar will play tonight; Petr Mrazek up, too
Detroit Free Press | Feb 5