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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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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

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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

Henrik Zetterberg (back) resumed skating on his own this week.

It's still hard to say when he'll available to play again, though. "Until he is practicing with the Red Wings, we really don't know," GM Ken Holland said. His initial timetable was set at eight weeks and that is still two weeks away from happening. Zetterberg could return late in the first round of the playoffs or in the second round depending on how deep the Red Wings make it. He hasn't played for Detroit since Feb. 8 after he got hurt in the Olympics while suiting up for Sweden.
Apr 11 - 9:32 AM

Henrik Zetterberg (back) is expected to start skating next week.

Zetterberg won't be back before the end of the regular season, but he might be able to contribute to Detroit's probable playoff run. Given that the Red Wings are likely to make the playoffs despite losing Henrik Zetterberg and Pavel Datsyuk for significant portions of the campaign, it will be interesting to see how they do in the first round if they get both of them back. They're one low seed that could pull off an upset.
Apr 4 - 2:05 PM

Henrik Zetterberg spoke with reporters on Wednesday and he's feeling better since undergoing back surgery.

"Feeling much better, thank you," he said. "Obviously, it was a struggle there for a bit. But last two weeks has been much better." He won't be allowed to skate with any kind of contact until at least one day after the playoffs begin. The Red Wings are battling for a wild card spot and Zetterberg believes he can play again this year if his teammates can snag a postseason berth. "That's the goal," he said. "I want to play hockey again this year, if the rehab goes as planned. I've been moving a lot more the past two weeks, but just have to take it step by step. So far, no hiccups and it’s just got to stay that way."
Mar 27 - 11:14 AM

Alhtough it is a longshot, Detroit GM Ken Holland is hopeful that Henrik Zetterberg (back surgery) will be able to play in the playoffs should the Red Wings qualify.

"I don't anticipate he'll be ready to play in any games of the regular season," Holland said Saturday. "I'm hopeful that we can play our way into the playoffs and that he'll be back, but that's down the road." Probably just wishful thinking on Holland's part.
Feb 22 - 10:03 AM

Henrik Zetterberg might miss what's left of the 2013-14 campaign after undergoing back surgery.

Zetterberg needed treatment after suffering a herniated disk. He's currently projected to miss eight weeks, which would take him past the Red Wings' final regular season match. He has 16 goals and 48 points in 45 games in 2013-14.
Feb 21 - 11:54 AM

Henrik Zetterberg (back) is expected to travel home from Sochi, Russia on Thursday.

He isn't projected to play once the NHL gets back into full swing next week. He may need surgery, but will visit with a specialist first. Zetterberg played one game for Sweden during the Winter Olympics before a herniated disc in his back forced him out of the tournament.
Feb 20 - 12:12 PM

Red Wings GM Ken Holland doesn't think Henrik Zetterberg's herniated disk can be blamed on the Olympics.

Zetterberg had back problems before going to Sochi. "Whether in the Olympics or NHL, it probably would have been the same situation," Holland said. There's a chance that Zetterberg will be out for the remainder of the season, but nothing has been determined yet. He still needs to return to Detroit so that he can be evaluated further.
Feb 18 - 9:30 AM

Swedish team doctor, Bjorn Waldeback, believes Henrik Zetterberg could miss the rest of the season due to herniated disc in his back.

This may be premature as Zetterberg still needs to be re-evaluated by Detroit doctors, but this is not positive news for the Wings or Zetterberg owners. Stay tuned for updates.
Feb 15 - 9:58 AM

Henrik Zetterberg (back) will miss more than the Olympics.

It's not clear how long Zetterberg will be out for, but the Red Wings don't expect him to be ready by the end of the break. He has a herniated disk and will return to Detroit for further evaluation.
Source: NHL.com
Feb 14 - 10:38 AM

Henrik Zetterberg is out for the remainder of the Olympics with a herniated disc in his back.

This is a huge blow for Sweden as they lose their captain. Zetterberg is one of the best, two-way players in the NHL and it will be a severe loss for the Swedes. His return to the Red Wings is also in doubt when the season re-starts, as this may be a long-term injury. Stay tuned.
Feb 14 - 3:44 AM

Henrik Zetterberg is being listed as day-to-day because of herniated disc in his back.

He hasn't been ruled out for Friday's match against Switzerland and the team will assess his status before the contest. There's a chance that he could be rested as well, so that he's healthier for the elimination contests. "Our doctor's orders are No. 1, so I don't know, actually," coach Par Marts said. "I'm hopeful. Hopefully, he can play. If not, then perhaps the other games."
Feb 13 - 2:20 PM

Henrik Zetterberg is still being hampered by a herniated disc and his status for Friday's game against Switzerland is unclear.

The Swedish captain scored the game-winning goal against the Czech Republic during Wednesday's Olympic opener, but he didn't practice Thursday morning. Zetterberg has missed 13 games this season with the Red Wings because of back issues.
Source: TSN.ca
Feb 13 - 10:36 AM

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PosRoleName
C1Pavel Datsyuk
2David Legwand
3Stephen Weiss
4Darren Helm
5Joakim Andersson
6Luke Glendening
7Riley Sheahan
LW1Henrik Zetterberg
2Gustav Nyquist
3Tomas Tatar
4Todd Bertuzzi
5Daniel Cleary
6Drew Miller
7Teemu Pulkkinen
RW1Johan Franzen
2Daniel Alfredsson
3Justin Abdelkader
4Tomas Jurco
5Mikael Samuelsson
D1Niklas Kronwall
2Dan DeKeyser
3Jonathan Ericsson
4Kyle Quincey
5Brendan Smith
6Jakub Kindl
7Brian Lashoff
8Adam Almquist
9Gleason Fournier
10Xavier Ouellet
11Ryan Sproul
G1Jimmy Howard
2Jonas Gustavsson
3Jared Coreau
4Petr Mrazek