Feb 14, 2014, 1:04 AM EDT
Carl Juborg of Expressen in Sweden has reported that Henrik Zetterberg is done for the Olympics due to his injuries. Multiple outlets back that up, with strong suggestions that the 33-year-old might need back surgery. (There’s talk of a herniated disc.)
Zetterberg told Expressen he hasn't been able to move around much and that the injury is "the same as in December but much bigger pain".—
Matias Strozyk (@MaStrozyk) February 14, 2014
NHL.com’s Corey Masisak passes along more:
The CBC’s Elliotte Friedman backs it up further:
Sweden opened the tournament with a 4-2 win over the Czech Republic on Wednesday. Zetterberg scored a goal in the victory.
Masisak notes that Sweden cannot add anyone else to its roster, so they’ll roll with 24 players:
Sweden cannot replace Zetterberg. The rosters were locked at the start of the 1st game of the tournament. Sweden plays on with 24 guys.—
Cörey Masisak (@cmasisak22) February 14, 2014
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All the first-time NHL head coach has to do is get Pittsburgh to the promised land. No biggie.
Aug 21, 2014, 10:40 AM EDT
Or until a successor is found.
Aug 21, 2014, 10:01 AM EDT
The 23-year-old defenseman may get a real shot this season.
Aug 21, 2014, 9:00 AM EDT
They were teammates in Calgary for two seasons.
Aug 21, 2014, 8:00 AM EDT
The pressure is on Sid and Geno now after a summer of change.
Aug 20, 2014, 11:00 PM EDT
And it was all The Great One’s idea.
Aug 20, 2014, 10:00 PM EDT
He can be an unrestricted free agent next summer.
Aug 20, 2014, 9:02 PM EDT
Recovery from offseason wrist surgery put things in doubt.
Aug 20, 2014, 7:55 PM EDT
He missed most of last season with a torn ACL.
Aug 20, 2014, 6:45 PM EDT
Giroux and Voracek will need someone new to run with them.
Aug 20, 2014, 5:46 PM EDT
Patrick Marleau can coach him through it.
Aug 20, 2014, 3:59 PM EDT
It’s not as good to be the worst anymore.
Aug 20, 2014, 2:54 PM EDT
No real surprise here.
Aug 20, 2014, 1:55 PM EDT
How will he handle the weight of expectation?
Aug 20, 2014, 1:28 PM EDT
Another dramatic development.
Aug 20, 2014, 12:23 PM EDT
“I’m confident in myself and confident I can get back to where I used to be.”
Aug 20, 2014, 11:18 AM EDT
He’ll be reunited with former Boston College teammate Chris Kreider in New York.
Aug 20, 2014, 11:05 AM EDT
The college star could push to make Philly’s blue line right away.
Aug 20, 2014, 10:01 AM EDT
And assigned to a U.S. District Judge in Minnesota.
Aug 20, 2014, 9:00 AM EDT
It’s OK Alex, Claude Noel is gone now.
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