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Zetterberg leaves with upper body injury

First-period hit by Lightning's Ohlund knocks Wings' top scorer from game

Thursday, 12.17.2009 / 8:58 PM ET / News
By Bill Roose  - Managing Editor |
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Zetterberg leaves with upper body injury
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DETROIT -- The Red Wings lost their top producing forward when Henrik Zetterberg was helped from the ice after an open-ice collision with Tampa Bay defenseman Mattias Ohlund Thursday night at Joe Louis Arena.

Zetterberg leads the injury-plagued Red Wings this season with 10 goals and 22 assists. He is one of five Red Wings to have played in all 33 games. The others are forwards Todd Bertuzzi and Tomas Holmstrom, and Nicklas Lidstrom and Brad Stuart.

A Red Wings’ spokesman said that Zetterberg sustained an upper body injury and that he would not return to Thursday’s game. An update on Zetterberg’s condition is expected after the game.

Zetterberg was named the NHL’s First Star of the Week, for the period ending Nov. 15 when he collected 11 points in a six-game stretch that produced five wins for the Red Wings.

Zetterberg’s absence means the Wings are without nine regulars due to injury, joining Dan Cleary (separated shoulder), Johan Franzen (torn ACL), Niklas Kronwall (sprained knee), Valtteri Filppula (broken wrist), Jason Williams (fractured fibula), Jonathan Ericsson (bone bruise), Darren Helm (sprained wrist) and Andreas Lilja (headaches).


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P. Datsyuk 63 26 39 12 65
T. Tatar 82 29 27 6 56
G. Nyquist 82 27 27 -11 54
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N. Kronwall 80 9 35 -4 44
R. Sheahan 79 13 23 -3 36
D. Helm 75 15 18 7 33
D. DeKeyser 80 2 29 11 31
S. Weiss 52 9 16 -2 25
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