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Henrik Zetterberg | Winger

Team: Detroit Red Wings
Age / DOB:  (33) / 10/9/1980
Ht / Wt:  5'11' / 197
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Detroit Red Wings general manager Ken Holland says he has received positive health reports on several of his previously injured players, including star forward Henrik Zetterberg.
"The biggest thing is health," Holland said. "If we can get to training camp (Sept. 19) and get (Zetterberg and others) on the ice, we're optimistic we [have] the potential to be a decent hockey club." Zetterberg missed 37 regular-season games last season. He had in-season surgery on a herniated disk that later caused problems with his foot. The Wings' other star, Pavel Datsyuk, also missed 37 games with a left-knee injury and offseason surgery was considered. But Holland says Datsyuk also is progressing well. Jul 13 - 12:05 PM
Source: nhl.com

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Henrik Zetterberg developed a foot issue from his surgery for a herniated disc.

"My back was fine but I had some weakness in my foot," he said. "It will come back." He'll use the summer to get himself back to full strength.
Apr 30 - 9:44 AM

Henrik Zetterberg won't play for Sweden at the IIHF World Hockey Championships next week.

He said his back feels fine but he wants more time to rest and rehab it during the off-season. Zetterberg had surgery for a herniated disc in February and returned for Detroit's last two playoff games versus Boston.
Apr 29 - 9:01 AM

Henrik Zetterberg is getting frustrated by Detroit's early playoff exits.

"We've been saying it now for three years — it looks good for the future, it looks good for the future, it looks good for the future," Zetterberg said after Detroit was defeated in the first round by Boston in five games. "Obviously we have good young guys in our system that really showed they can play. But we've seen that before, too. We kept the playoff streak going, but it's getting tiring to not go deeper." Zetterberg was itching to play more after returning from a back injury to play in the team's last two playoff contests. The Red Wings haven't advanced past the second round for the past five seasons.
Apr 28 - 12:31 PM

Henrik Zetterberg recorded his first goal in Saturday afternoon's loss to Boston since Feb. 12 when he scored for Sweden in the Winter Olympics.

He came back from back surgery to make his playoff debut in Game 4, but made an impact on the scoresheet in Game 5 with a goal and an assist. However, it wasn't enough, as the Red Wings got eliminated from the postseason in five contests by the Bruins. Pavel Datsyuk also had a goal and a helper in Saturday's 4-2 loss.
Apr 26 - 6:11 PM

Despite not practising Friday, Henrik Zetterberg will be in the Detroit lineup Saturday afternoon for Game 5 against Boston.

After missing much of the season, Zetterberg returned to action in Game 4 and Wings' coach Mike Babcock did not want to tax his star forward with a practice the day after his return. Zetterberg indicated that he came out of Thursday's game just fine. "Feeling good," said Zetterberg. "It was fun to be out there playing a game finally. Back-wise, I felt good today."
Apr 26 - 9:46 AM

Henrik Zetterberg logged 19:34 of ice time in his return to lineup on Thursday.

He cut his participation in the Winter Olympics short because of herniated disc, which required surgery. "I felt good in the first, and halfway through the second," said Zetterberg. "And then I started to have really short shifts. But that's the way it is. I had this first game, and hopefully it'll just get better and better." The Red Wings are down 3-1 in the series, so Zetterberg may not have much time to get himself back up to speed.
Apr 25 - 9:06 AM

Henrik Zetterberg (back) will play Thursday night.

He has been out of action since he pulled out of the Olympics with a back injury. Zetterberg required surgery for a herniated disc and he's returning ahead of schedule.
Apr 24 - 8:12 PM

Henrik Zetterberg is on the lineup sheet for the Red Wings for Thursday's contest.

His status for Game 4 won't be confirmed until after the warmup, but it's looking probable that he'll play. Zetterberg skated with Pavel Datsyuk and Justin Abdelkader during the team's morning session.
Apr 24 - 3:48 PM

Updating a recent post, it sounds like Henrik Zetterberg will be a game-time decision for Thursday night.

Coach Mike Babcock said he was "hopeful" that Zetterberg would return for Game 4, but he won't know the status of his captain until after the pregame warmup. Zetterberg is slated to have a doctor's appointment after the morning skate.
Apr 24 - 11:28 AM

Henrik Zetterberg (back) will reportedly return to Detroit's lineup on Thursday night in Game 4 versus Boston.

According to sources, Ken Campbell of the Hockey News is reporting that Zetterberg will play "limited minutes" Thursday after having back surgery on Feb. 21. The Wings captain took part in practice drills with teammates for the first time on Wednesday. Campbell said the range for ice time for Zetterberg would be 10-12 minutes and we would expect most of that to come on the power play, where Detroit has gone 0-for-9 in the series.
Apr 24 - 11:18 AM

Henrik Zetterberg (back) took part in Wednesday's practice.

Zetterberg wouldn't offer a prediction on whether or not he would play on Thursday. Detroit could certainly use him after falling behind 2-1 in its series against the Boston Bruins. That being said, if Zetterberg returns for Game 4, it would be a bit earlier than expected.
Apr 23 - 1:05 PM

Henrik Zetterberg (back) skated for about 30 minutes on Thursday.

"You just have to take it step by step," he said. Zetterberg hopes to resume contact drills before the end of the week. He reiterated that he probably won't be ready to return during the first round of the playoffs.
Apr 17 - 5:45 PM

Henrik Zetterberg (back) hopes to return for the second round, if the Red Wings make it that far.

It would certainly be challenging for Detroit, given that Boston is its first round opponent. That being said, Zetterberg hasn't been completely ruled out for the first round, so there's always a chance that he'll be able to help out if the series goes deep.
Apr 15 - 1:02 PM

Henrik Zetterberg (back) is expected to skate with his teammates for the first part of practice on Tuesday.

GM Ken Holland has already ruled out Zetterberg for the first two games of Detroit's first-round series against Boston. "He appears to be right on track for the original time frame," Holland said Monday. "He's skated a little bit on his own, and now he wants to see how he feels going up and down the ice with the guys, maybe do some light shooting." If he doesn't suffer any setbacks then he probably won't be ready to return unless the Red Wings advance into Round 2 of the postseason.
Apr 14 - 5:06 PM

Depth Charts

All Positions
PosRoleName
C1Pavel Datsyuk
2Stephen Weiss
3Darren Helm
4Riley Sheahan
5Luke Glendening
LW1Henrik Zetterberg
2Gustav Nyquist
3Tomas Tatar
4Drew Miller
5Daniel Cleary
6Teemu Pulkkinen
RW1Johan Franzen
2Daniel Alfredsson
3Justin Abdelkader
4Joakim Andersson
D1Niklas Kronwall
2Dan DeKeyser
3Jonathan Ericsson
4Brendan Smith
5Kyle Quincey
6Jakub Kindl
7Brian Lashoff
8Ryan Sproul
G1Jimmy Howard
2Jonas Gustavsson