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07:46 AM ET 02.14 | This injury stings from Sochi to Sweden to Motown -- and across the NHL. Sweden captain Henrik Zetterberg's injured back is worse than ever before, forcing him to leave the Sochi Games and delayed indefinitely his return to the Detroit Red Wings. Detroit general manager Ken Holland told the Free Press Friday that Zetterberg, "is in a great deal of discomfort, so in fairness to Sweden, the Detroit Red Wings organization and himself, he is pulling out of the Olympics. "He has to see a doctor, but he will not be ready by the time we come out of the Olympic break. Beyond that, I have no real time frame." ... [Zetterberg] has a herniated disk, and will be put on medication to see if that will reduce swelling. "I don't know if he will need surgery," Holland said. "He needs to see a doctor."

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February 14, 2014  07:56 AM ET

Sucks.

February 14, 2014  08:10 AM ET

Ouchie...

February 14, 2014  09:02 AM ET

Oh! Great! I knew it! All we need is for Pavel Dastyuk to get hurt and we can kiss the NHL playoffs good bye! Sochi sucks! O-lame-pics suck! Bring back the amateurs ... like it used to be!

February 14, 2014  09:07 AM ET

Was this something he had before Sochi or did it happen in practice over there??

Anyway, this is not something a lot of guys overcome AND play at a high level in the NHL. Hope I'm wrong because he's one of the guys I'd pay to watch.

February 14, 2014  09:15 AM ET
QUOTE(#3):

Oh! Great! I knew it! All we need is for Pavel Dastyuk to get hurt and we can kiss the NHL playoffs good bye! Sochi sucks! O-lame-pics suck! Bring back the amateurs ... like it used to be!

+1000000000

February 14, 2014  09:15 AM ET

He's the one player the Wings can ill afford to lose for any length of time.

February 14, 2014  09:31 AM ET
QUOTE(#3):

Oh! Great! I knew it! All we need is for Pavel Dastyuk to get hurt and we can kiss the NHL playoffs good bye! Sochi sucks! O-lame-pics suck! Bring back the amateurs ... like it used to be!

Totally agree with you on bringing back the amateurs for the Olympics.

February 14, 2014  09:36 AM ET

I had the same thing a long time ago and couldn't even put on my own socks.

I have no idea how he'll play again this year. :(

February 14, 2014  09:40 AM ET
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I had the same thing a long time ago and couldn't even put on my own socks.

I have no idea how he'll play again this year. :(

You wear socks!!??? :-)

Big Z's done! Our playoff hopes just took a massive hit. Can't see him back this year.

February 14, 2014  09:53 AM ET

My crystal ball tells me the T&R stories for the next few weeks will be variations on the theme of "Will DET be sellers at the trade deadline?"

February 14, 2014  09:56 AM ET
QUOTE(#8):

I had the same thing a long time ago and couldn't even put on my own socks.I have no idea how he'll play again this year. :(

I have a bad L5 and it can go out on a seconds notice. Hope for the best with Henrik.

February 14, 2014  09:57 AM ET
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My crystal ball tells me the T&R stories for the next few weeks will be variations on the theme of "Will DET be sellers at the trade deadline?"

The other headline should be: "Will Detroit go after Thomas Vanek?"




Ummm .... I think they should!

February 14, 2014  10:22 AM ET
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The other headline should be: "Will Detroit go after Thomas Vanek?"Ummm .... I think they should!

The Wings don't need a 30 year old whose best years were back in '06 to '09. Stay with these new young kids IMO

February 14, 2014  10:28 AM ET
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The Wings don't need a 30 year old whose best years were back in '06 to '09. Stay with these new young kids IMO

They'll need a rental with some experience to finish off the year. There are a few out there to be had ... provided the price is right.

February 14, 2014  10:52 AM ET
QUOTE(#3):

Oh! Great! I knew it! All we need is for Pavel Dastyuk to get hurt and we can kiss the NHL playoffs good bye! Sochi sucks! O-lame-pics suck! Bring back the amateurs ... like it used to be!

Datsyuk only just returned to the Detroit lineup in time to go to the Limpics. Supposedly he's only playing at 50%.

Or so I've read.....

February 14, 2014  11:13 AM ET
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Datsyuk only just returned to the Detroit lineup in time to go to the Limpics. Supposedly he's only playing at 50%.Or so I've read.....

You are peeking!!

February 14, 2014  11:18 AM ET
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You are peeking!!

Nope. They had a replay on when I got home last night but I was watching the 1,000 metres speed skating (real speed skating) for women. I love those suits they wear.

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February 14, 2014  12:00 PM ET
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Vanek is a sniper when he is left unmolested, but he would need google maps to find his own end of the ice and the next body check he throws will be his first.Doesn't sound like Babcock's kinda guy to me.

Don't think so either. Stuck with Weiss for four years, same age, same type of player at different positions, granted.

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