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Video- Henrik Zetterberg Today

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added 11:36am, Below, watch Ken Holland today.

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PierreC's avatar

no surprise there…wish him the best. I hope he sticks around ...

Posted by PierreC from Montreal, Canada on 09/14/18 at 12:16 PM ET

Paul's avatar

Dana Wakiji of DetroitRedWings.com,

Only Henrik Zetterberg, his teammates, coaches and trainers really know what it took for him to play in all 82 games last season.

No one realized it at the time, but those were the final games of the Detroit Red Wings captain’s 15-year career.

On Friday at Centre Ice Arena in Traverse City, as Zetterberg’s teammates took the ice for the first day of training camp, the team officially announced that Zetterberg was calling it a career due to a degenerative back condition that has worsened.

Zetterberg went to New York late last week to meet with Dr. Frank Cammisa, the Chief Emeritus of the Spine Service at Hospital for Special Surgery, the doctor who had performed his back surgery in 2014.

After taking new pictures of Zetterberg’s back and comparing them with the past ones, Dr. Cammisa consulted with Dr. Doug Plagens, the Wings team doctor.

“For me, I’ve kind of been living this for a while,” Zetterberg said. “Starting in January last year I knew something was not quite right. I found a way to play through that season but kind of mid-summer here when we hoped it was going to get a little bit better and it kind of wasn’t. I went to see Dr. Camissa last week and got the final result and nothing really had changed, so that’s kind of when it kicked in.

“Obviously, it is emotional. It’s been 15 years here. Even though I knew I was on my last couple years, I wish that I could have played a little bit longer.”


Posted by Paul from Motown Area on 09/14/18 at 12:31 PM ET

mrfluffy's avatar

Vi Ses, Z├Ąta.

Or as I should’ve added in the A2Y thread…

Farewell, Zetterman.

Posted by mrfluffy from A wide spot on I-90 in Montana on 09/14/18 at 12:49 PM ET

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