Zetterberg to miss 2 weeks with back injury

Published On: Dec 24 2013 06:32:22 PM EST   Updated On: Dec 03 2013 11:32:47 AM EST

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Detroit Red Wings center Henrik Zetterberg (40) shoots and scores against Boston Bruins goalie Tuukka Rask (40) as Bruins right wing Reilly Smith (18) defends, at left, in the first period of an NHL hockey game in Boston, Monday, Oct. 14, 2013.


Detroit Red Wings captain Henrik Zetterberg is expected to miss at least two weeks of play due to a small herniated disc.

The team tweeted the news Tuesday morning.

@DetroitRedWings -- "Per Ken Holland, Henrik Zetterberg will miss a minimum of two weeks with a small herniated disc."

Zetterberg leads the team this season with 30 points in 28 games. It's not clear how the center suffered the injury.

The Red Wings are enjoying a four-game winning streak. They face the Philadelphia Flyers Wednesday night at Joe Louis Arena.


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