SAN JOSE - Henrik Zetterberg skated Thursday for the first time since being punched in the head Saturday by Dallas Stars' Jamie Benn, but he'll miss his third straight game when the Detroit Red Wings face the San Jose Sharks at SAP Center on Thursday.
Zetterberg has been bothered by headaches, and he said he's still "got a little symptoms" but feels "significantly better" than he did Saturday.
He went on the ice near the end of Detroit's morning skate and skated on his own. Red Wings coach Mike Babcock said he expects Zetterberg to miss Detroit's road game Saturday against the Nashville Predators, then return Wednesday when the Red Wings open a two-game homestand against the New York Rangers.
"You're always concerned," Babcock said. "I don't think anybody was worried that much about it. It looks to me that he'll be playing against the Rangers."