Category Archives: Red Wings

Henrik Zetterberg to resume skating next week


Henrik Zetterberg ‘kind of jealous’ not to be in Red Wings’ playoff hunt

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.

Babcock deserves Jack Adams Award more than ever

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.

Red Wings prepare to retire Lidstrom’s No. 5

The only thing that would make the Detroit Red Wings happier than seeing Nicklas Lidstrom’s No. 5 go up to the rafters in Joe Louis Arena on Thursday is if the former captain came out of retirement to play against the Colorado Avalanche after the ceremony.

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 “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.”

Henrik Zetterberg has back surgery; no guarantee that he returns to Detroit Red Wings this season

Two days after he returned from the Sochi Olympics, Detroit Red Wings captain Henrik Zetterberg has undergone surgery.