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How will the Red Wings cope with their first line sitting in the press box? Henrik Zetterberg is out at least two weeks with back issues, Pavel Datsyuk is working his way back from a concussion and Todd Bertuzzi has a shoulder injury.
Zetterberg is no stranger to back problems, so he knows when he can push through the pain and when he has to take some time off. This time it's the latter: The Red Wings disclosed Tuesday that Zetterberg has a herniated disc in his back and will sit out at least two weeks with the hope that the rest will allow him to heal.
Nevertheless, the shorthanded Wings will battle through and look to extend their winning streak to five tonight on 'Toys for Tots Night'.
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