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by George Malik on 02/14/14 at 12:40 AM ET
Updated 4x at 1:07 AM: Via Aftonbladet's Tomas Ros...
Raw Google translation:
No Henrik Zetterberg today against Switzerland, "He does not [warm up] in the morning and do not play today says doctor Waldebäck. # Osbladet
The Swedes play Switzerland today at 7:30 AM EST (on TSN nad NBCSN) against Latvia on Saturday (at 12 PM on USA Network) and that's it for the preliminary round. I'm not sure whether the Swedes will simply hold Zetterberg out for the playoff rounds or whether he'll play tomorrow, but again, the Swedes are coordinating his care with the Wings' doctors.
It'ss impossible to say whether he's going to play again or whether he's out for the tournament, as some have speculated. Zetterberg was posting almost an assist per game with Detroit while skating through back pain during December, January and February, so all of this crazy speculation is just that--crazy speculation. He is "day to day" and we won't know whether or if he can play until we know. Those who claim to know otherwise need to pipe the *#$%@& down. There is no shame in not knowing!
Update: Auf Englisch, per the CBC's Elliote Friedman:
Update #2: From another actual Swedish person:
Henrik Zetterberg miss the match against Switzerland. According to the doctor Bjorn Waldebäck is the status of the injury unchanged. # # twittpuck ExpressenOS
Update #3: Per Aftonbladet's Hans Abrahamsson:
Om och när Zetterberg kan vara tillbaka är högst oklart.
– Han får fortsatt behandling och det är dag till dag som gäller, säger Waldebäck.
Welcome to the Red Wings' world:
If and when Zetterberg can be back is unclear, however.
- He further treatment and is day-to-day relevant, says Waldebäck.
Update #4: From Expressen's Ek, incredibly roughly translated:
The Tre Kronor hopes that Henrik Zetterberg will be able to play more in the Olympic games. But he will miss the game against Switzerland.
"He continues to get treatment and we'll take it as it goes," said national team doctor Bjorn Waldebäck to SportExpressen.se.
Detroit and Tre Kronor team captain Henrik Zetterberg, 33, has recurred a problem with a herniated disc that he had problems with during the NHL season, which caused him to miss games.
It was Thursday morning, after the 4-2 victory against the Czech Republic in the Olympic opening night, as the injury flared up.
Zetterberg is taking anti-inflammatory medication and have received lighter treatment of soft tissue around the injury. On Friday morning, the situation has neither improved nor worsened.
"No, I think not. There's no great difference," says Tre Kronor-physician Bjorn Waldebäck.
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