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Zetterberg scratched with upper-body injury vs. Panthers

Jan 26, 2014, 4:46 PM EDT

Henrik Zetterberg AP

Detroit Red Wings captain Henrik Zetterberg did not take warm-ups before the start of their game against the Florida Panthers and will not play.

Ted Kulfan of The Detroit News says Zetterberg is out day-to-day with an upper-body injury. Dan Cleary takes his spot in the lineup instead.

The Red Wings thought they were getting a healthier lineup with Johan Franzen making his return, but instead they’re having to make do without a different key player. Zetterberg missed nearly a month of time during December with a herniated disc.

Detroit is hurting down the middle of the ice. Pavel Datsyuk, Joakim Andersson, Stephen Weiss, and Cory Emmerton are all out with separate injuries. Toss in Zetterberg, who occasionally plays up the middle, and the Wings have some serious problems at the pivot.

  1. hehateme1 - Jan 26, 2014 at 8:08 PM

    Overrated.

  2. bozgood - Jan 26, 2014 at 8:16 PM

    I’m tired of hearing about the leadership in that room. There is none outside of Z and Pav. No excuse to blow 2 two goal leads in the third.

  3. davidsmj22 - Jan 26, 2014 at 10:35 PM

    “Overrated” is what people say when they know they have no argument. Especially when unprovoked.. Just looking for some attention I guess?

  4. apatheticpoetics - Jan 26, 2014 at 11:43 PM

    I can’t figure this team out (Red Wings). They look so good sometimes–Is it the injuries, they can’t get any consistency? We cannot beat the Hawks and Kings, then blow TWO separate two goal leads in losing to the Florida Panthers.

  5. 950003cups - Jan 27, 2014 at 1:23 AM

    Almost cost me my fantasy week. I was tied and we each had two skaters and one goalies Mine was Zetterberg, Sharp and Scrivens. The other guy had Greene, some dude named Josi (?) and Hutton.

    Zetz almost ruined me. LING LIVE SCRIVENS!!!

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