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by IwoCPO on 09/19/07 at 06:46 AM ET
Updated 0706 EST: Three diggers, three different reasons as to why Zetterberg sat out last night in TC. Helene St. James.
Zetterberg didn’t play in either game, but assistant general manager Jim Nill said it was just due to general soreness and not the back problems that hampered Zetterberg last season.
Updated 0649 EST: And away we go. Kulfan says it was a precautionary move to keep Zetterberg out of yesterday’s scrimmage. Protecting his back and all that. Khan(!)? A different story.
Injury updates: Henrik Zetterberg was a late scratch from Tuesday’s four-on-four scrimmage at Centre I.C.E. Arena due to a sore groin. It’s precautionary, nothing significant, the team said.
My bet is that Kulfan saw Zetterberg was sitting out, asked why and got “precautionary” as a response. Maintaining the standard, he didn’t follow up. Khan(!) probably did.
Funny how two adjacent paragraphs can prompt two completely different physical reactions.
Center Valtteri Filppula (groin), winger Dan Cleary (hamstring) and winger Henrik Zetterberg (back) sat out the scrimmage at Centre ICE Arena.
Assistant GM Jim Nill said Zetterberg, who missed the second half of last season with back problems, was rested simply because the Wings have eight exhibition games in the next 10 days.
“We don’t want to take any chances,” Nill said.
More from Kulfan on last night’s 6-1 win over Minnesota.
Kulfan: Precautionary, back
Khan(!): Precautionary, groin
St. James: “General soreness”
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