Samuelsson aggravated his injured groin in Monday's win against the Columbus Blue Jackets.
Nyquist has 14 goals and 26 assists in 39 games with the Grand Rapids Griffins this season. He appeared in 18 regular-season games with the Red Wings last season, recording one goal and six assists. In four playoff games, he was scoreless.
Winger Todd Bertuzzi was also added to the Injured Reserve on Tuesday. The veteran is suffering from flu-like symptoms.