Zetterberg (head) practiced on Monday; expected to play Wednesday.
Zetterberg was at practice this afternoon, and is hopeful that he will be back on Wednesday after missing that last four games with a head injury. Monitor his status leading up to their matchup with the Rangers at Joe Louis Arena.
Zetterberg (head) is expected to play next Wednesday vs. New York.
Zetterberg joined his teammates on the ice late in the Red Wings morning skate, but was just taking things easy. However, it was a great sign that he was on the ice just five days after suffering a head injury. He will not play on Thursday or Saturday, but he has nearly one week to practice and get ready for the Rangers next Wednesday.
Zetterberg is reportedly dealing with headaches, but the Red Wings will not call it a concussion at this time. He will miss his second straight game and Mike Babcock did not announce a timetable for Zetty’s return.
Zetterberg (head) will not play tonight vs. the Ducks
Zetterberg was listed as doubtful for tonight’s game because of a head injury. He was ruled out by coach Mike Babcock when the time arrived at the rink. With Zetty out, Joakim Andersson will enter the lineup. Consider Zetterberg day-to-day, but it seems unlikely that he will be available tomorrow either.
Zetterberg (head) is doubtful for Monday says GM Ken Holland.
The Red Wings did not have a morning skate on Monday, but their GM called Zetterberg doubtful because of a “head” injury that he suffered on Saturday vs. the Stars. Zetty took a couple of blows to the head from Jamie Benn, so the immediate concern is that the Red Wings captain suffered a concussion. Doubtful doesn’t necessarily mean that he won’t play tonight, so monitor his status during pre-game warmups.
Zetterberg left Saturday’s game with an upper-body injury and did not return.
Zetterberg played just 11:24 before retiring to the locker room with an upper-body injury. There was no word on how serious the injury is, but the Red Wings will keep their fingers crossed that they don’t lose their captain for an extended period of time. The Wings went on to win 7-6 in OT without Zetty.
Zetterberg has told the team that he will join the first part of practice Tuesday, nearly eight weeks after undergoing back surgery.
Zetterberg will not play when the first-round series against the Presidents' Trophy-winning Boston Bruins begins Friday, nor will he be available for Game 2 on Easter Sunday. That much already has been determined, general manager Ken Holland said. Zetterberg, even provided that he has no setbacks, isn't likely to be available until the second round.
Zetterberg (back) skated a little a bit by himself this week, the first time he's been on the ice since the Olympic opener for Sweden on February 12.
Zetterberg had back surgery on February 21. While skating is a positive sign in Zetty's return to the ice, the Red Wings are still unsure when he will be back. At the time of surgery, the original timetable was eight weeks, which would see him return around game 4 of the first-round. They will not be able to pinpoint a date until Zetterberg is able to push himself in full team practices.
Zetterberg (back surgery) will resume skating sometime next week.
Zetterberg injured his back at the Olympics and has not played for the Red Wings since February 8th (final game before the break). Zetterberg was not expected to be back until the second round of the playoffs, but the Red Wings announced today that he could potentially return midway through the first round (if all goes well).
Zetterberg (back) expected to be cleared for contact around April 11th, definitely out for the rest of the regular season.
Zetterberg has been out since the Olympics after undergoing back surgery on February 14th. “At around eight weeks he’ll be cleared for physical contact (approximately April 11),” GM Ken Holland said. “Before the end of the season he’ll be back skating, but I just don’t know when.” If the Red Wings mix of healthy regulars and Grand Rapids Griffins can get them to the playoffs, they should get a huge boost when their captain returns in the post-season.
Zetterberg underwent back surgery Friday, and the good news for the club is he might not be done playing hockey this season.
It’s believed that Zetterberg will need eight weeks to recover, which means he could return during the first round of the playoffs, if the Red Wings qualify. Zetterberg, will be placed on long-term injured reserve. Zetterberg has been plagued by back issues for several years. He missed 11 games in December due to a slightly herniated disc. The issue caused him to sit out two more games in January. He played just one game for Sweden in the Olympics before withdrawing last Friday due to severe back pain, which he said was "20 times worse" than anything he'd ever experienced.
Detroit Red Wings captain Henrik Zetterberg is taking advantage of the NHL's charter to fly home Thursday.
Zetterberg, the captain of Team Sweden, pulled out of the Sochi Games last Friday after suffering a herniated disk. The Wings return to action a week from Wednesday. Zetterberg most certainly won't be available -- he is to see a specialist as soon as possible to determine if surgery is needed now or can wait.