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

Detroit Free Press—February 21, 2014

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

General manager Ken Holland said that Zetterberg "will be out seven to eight weeks, then he will be re-evaluated."

Holland said Zetterberg "had a floating piece of a disk lodged in a nerve in his back."

The surgery was performed by Dr. Frank Cammisa this morning at Hospital for Special Surgery in New York. Holland said Zetterberg should be up and walking by the evening and will remain in New York at least through the weekend for a follow-up visit early next week.

"They went in and removed the fragment," Holland said. "The surgery was very successful. They said it was one disk level that was dislodged, which is good."

This story originally appeared at Detroit Free Press.


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