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#redwings GM Ken Holland said captain Henrik Zetterberg (back surgery) to resume skating next week.
— Bob Duff (@asktheduffer) April 4, 2014
Henrik Zetterberg walked from the players lounge in the Red Wings dressing room in considerably more comfort than three weeks ago, when he attended Nicklas Lidstrom’s big night.
Then, he was so stiff, it was almost painful watching him move.
A prodigal son, one of several on the Red Wings, returned Wednesday — at least for a chat. And because late March and April begin the time of year when Zetterberg traditionally proves capable of lashing the team to that troublesome back of his, and vanquishing foes in the stretch drives and playoffs of the past, even a chat offered hope.
Mike Babcock has never won the coach of the year award in the National Hockey League and that, by itself, seems odd.
Because there isn’t a better coach in the NHL.
Jonathan Ericsson thinks he could do it too.
“He could probably come in and play today without even practicing, that’s how good he is,” Ericsson told NHL.com. “Well, to be realistic, maybe he’ll need a few practices. But if he practiced for a week you wouldn’t even know he was gone for a year and a half.”
Two days after he returned from the Sochi Olympics, Detroit Red Wings captain Henrik Zetterberg has undergone surgery.