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.
It's about enjoying the moment. It's pretty cool to get that many people together and that excited about hockey to the point they really want you to mess up. They've got a ton of red jerseys and you have to sit back and appreciate people love hockey that much and you are the one out there who gets to play the game. Just try and stick with that respect for the game and also the mentality that for me it's just about entering the fight and seeing how long I can stay in it.
— Canucks goaltender Ryan Miller on what he expects from the fans in Calgary for Game 6