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Henrik Zetterberg to miss minimum of two weeks with small herniated disc

The Detroit Red Wings will reportedly be without Henrik Zetterberg for at least two weeks. General manager Ken Holland announced today that the team captain and leading scorer will be on the shelf with a small herniated disc. This is bad news for a team that will still be without Pavel Datsyuk for the foreseeable future as well.

The Wings haven’t released any information beyond the injury itself, and it’s unclear when Zetterberg sustained the back injury. This isn’t the first time that the forward has had problems with his back though, and a two-week “minimum” might not bode well for him.

Detroit hasn’t lost since Datsyuk went down five games ago, and head coach Mike Babcock will need even more from his depleted group of forwards. At the moment, it appears that Johan Franzen will shift to center to take Zetterberg’s place.

The team doesn’t play this evening, but they have a contest with the Philadelphia Flyers tomorrow night before taking part in back-to-back games this Friday and Saturday.

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