Who’s Left for Sunday? Detroit Loses Zetterberg


With just under two minutes left in the first period on Thursday night, Detroit star forward and leading scorer Henrik Zetterberg needed help to leave the ice. After a hard, but legal, hit from Mattias Ohlund, Zetterberg was taken to the dressing room with what’s being called an “upper body injury” (of course). TSN is reporting that the initial prognosis isn’t good, however.

For a video of the hit, click here.

The Red Wings are also skating without injured forwards Johan Franzen, Valterri Filppula, Jason Williams and Dan Cleary. Defenseman Jonathan Ericsson was hurt on Monday night, joining Niklas Kronwall on the sidelines from Detroit’s defensive group.

As the injury to Zetterberg, and his timetable for return, are made more clear, we’ll update the story.

UPDATE: Reports on Friday morning are that Zetterberg will miss at least two weeks with a “slight left shoulder separation.” In the next two weeks, the Red Wings have a crucial stretch of games where they play two home-and-home series with Chicago and Columbus.

One thought on “Who’s Left for Sunday? Detroit Loses Zetterberg

  1. That’s rough. It’s obviously good for the ‘Hawks, but I’d like to see them beat a full-strength Detroit club (especially in the playoffs). It would go a LONG way toward getting the monkey off their back and believing they can beat anybody.

    I was living in Boston when the 2004 Red Sox came back from a 3-0 deficit against the Yankees (after the Aaron Boone walk-off the previous season). It totally changed the psyche of the franchise.

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