Henrik Zetterberg Over Injury, May Appear in Game 4


Jan 24, 2014; Detroit, MI, USA; Detroit Red Wings left wing Henrik Zetterberg (40) during the first period against the Montreal Canadiens at Joe Louis Arena. Mandatory Credit: Rick Osentoski-USA TODAY Sports

Zetterberg Cleared for Game 4

Multiple reports have made it known that Detroit Red Wings captain Henrik Zetterberg could play in Game 4 vs. the Boston Bruins.

ESPN’s Craig Custance has said that Zetterberg would be a game-time decision.

“Still taking it day by day,” Zetterberg said. “I still have to do some skating. This was nice. The playoffs you rarely have any practices, game-like practices or moments. Today was a good day of that. Hopefully, I can get some more of those in here.”

In that case, if he was to make an apperance, Zetterberg wouldn’t get the type of minutes on ice he usually expects. Sources told TheHockeyNews.com that the Swedish standout would receive  “limited minutes, somewhere in the range of 10 to 12.”

The 33-year-old forward was hurt during the Olympics and had back surgery on Feb. 21.

Zetterberg scored 48 points in 45 games for Detroit and could make a considerable impact if he ends up being at full strength in this series.

However, playing Zetterberg with the possible of re-injury is risky. After all, the Bruins only lead the series by one game.

The Bruins, regardless, will have to be wary of the longtime Red Wing in this match or the next. He’s quite the dangerous offensive weapon, especially on the Datsyuk line.