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Henrik Zetterberg will get a significant upgrade of sorts from the regular season on his left and right wing for the duration of the Olympics, as Mike Johnston of Sportsnet expects Zetterberg to center a line between Gabriel Landeskog and Alex Steen.
Steen is one of the best goal scorers in the NHL this season, with 28 goals in 46 games, but missed a significant portion of time due to an injury. Landeskog has also been very good as of late, with a nine-game point streak heading into the Olympic break.
With teams of lesser skill sets on the schedule for Sweden in group play, Sweden will be the favorite to win its group as it plays Switzerland, Latvia and Czech Republic.
Anything other than a first-place finish in group play would have to be seen as a disappointment to the Swedes, and Zetterberg will play a big role in that.
Expect the Red Wings captain to step up in group play and continue his play in the medal rounds.
Updated predicted stats: one goal, no assists.
Update from Februrary 14th: On Friday morning, Red Wings beat writer Helene St. James reported that Henrik Zetterberg would miss the rest of the Olympics with a herniated disk in his back.