Detroit Red Wings Injury List Adds Henrik Zetterberg

Tab BamfordSenior Writer IDecember 18, 2009

NEWARK, NJ - DECEMBER 5: Henrik Zetterberg #40 of the Detroit Red Wings skates during the third period against the New Jersey Devils on December 5, 2009 at the Prudential Center in Newark, New Jersey. (Photo by Christopher Pasatieri/Getty Images)
Christopher Pasatieri/Getty Images

With just under two minutes left in the first period on Thursday night, Detroit star forward and leading scorer Henrik Zetterberg needed help to leave the ice. After a hard, but legal, hit from Mattias Ohlund, Zetterberg was taken to the dressing room with what’s being called an “upper body injury” (of course). TSN is reporting that the initial prognosis isn’t good, however.

UPDATE: reports Friday are that Zetterberg will miss "at least two weeks" with a slightly separated left shoulder.

For video of the hit, click here .

The Red Wings are also skating without injured forwards Johan Franzen, Valterri Filppula, Jason Williams and Dan Cleary. Defenseman Jonathan Ericsson was hurt on Monday night, joining Niklas Kronwall on the sidelines from Detroit’s defensive group.

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