SHARE

Detroit's Henrik Zetterberg has back surgery after short-lived Olympic trip

Friday, 02.21.2014 / 1:25 PM / News

The Canadian Press

Share with your Friends


Detroit's Henrik Zetterberg has back surgery after short-lived Olympic trip

DETROIT - Detroit Red Wings captain Henrik Zetterberg had back surgery Friday, and the team expects him to be evaluated again in about eight weeks.

Zetterberg played through pain and scored a goal in Sweden's opening victory over the Czech Republic last week at the Sochi Olympics, but that was his only appearance before he left because of a herniated disk.

Zetterberg has 16 goals and 32 assists in 45 games for the Red Wings this season. Detroit is fighting for a playoff spot in the Eastern Conference, and it now seems the Red Wings will be without the 33-year-old centre for most if not all of the stretch run.

The Red Wings say the operation was performed by Dr. Frank Cammisa in New York.

Quote of the Day

I don't think it's really truly going to sink in until we drop the puck, to be honest. I know there's going to be a lot of smoke and mirrors with the media attention and all that. We came [Monday] and it was sort of a light day to get things organized. We just want to focus in on the business aspect, the game itself. That's what we're preparing to do. Get these next couple of days out of the way and it's game on.

— Lightning captain Steven Stamkos on playing in his first Stanley Cup Final