Zetterberg last played for the Red Wings on Feb. 8. He played one game for Sweden in the 2014 Sochi Olympics before leaving the tournament because of a back injury. He had surgery to repair a herniated disc on Feb. 21.
Zetterberg started the game on a line with Pavel Datsyuk and Justin Abdelkader. He skated with them in the morning skate before leaving the arena to visit with the team doctors, presumably to go through the testing protocol so he could be cleared to play.
He had 48 points in 45 regular-season games, and has 114 points in 123 career games in the Stanley Cup Playoffs.
We're buyers. We're committed to winning. That's what [owner Vinnie Viola] has said all along and what we've said all along. We want to win. We want to win a championship. We're putting the pieces together, step by step, and we're hopeful that Jaromir can lead these young guys to the promised land. It's a win-win for us.
— Panthers GM Dale Tallon on Jaromir Jagr, who he traded for from the Devils on Thursday