Amid smoke and flashing lights, a large red banner emerged from a big black box, and No. 5 ascended gracefully, regally, to the rafters.
But the amount of time Henrik Zetterberg and Pavel Datsyuk are missing is not his fault.
The Detroit Red Wings don’t expect Henrik Zetterberg to play again during the regular season.
In pursuit of their 23rd consecutive playoff berth, the Detroit Red Wings might not get any help from Swedish star Henrik Zetterberg the rest of the way.
Henrik Zetterberg’s Olympics are over almost before they could begin.
Detroit has been weak on the power play in January, converting on just 4 of 50 opportunities.
Zetterberg joins a list of injured Red Wings which includes their leading goal-scorer, forward Pavel Datsyuk, who suffered a concussion on Nov. 23 against the Ottawa Senators.
Henrik Zetterberg had two goals and an assist, and Pavel Datsyuk and Niklas Kronwall each had a goal and two assists to lead the Detroit Red Wings in a 5-2 win over the Philadelphia Flyers on Saturday night.
As part of the 12th Annual Smoke Detector Collection, the Detroit Red Wings and captain Henrik Zetterberg are asking fans to bring smoke detectors to Joe Louis Arena when the Wings face off against the Pittsburgh Penguins on Wednesday, Sept. 25, and again on Friday, Sept. 27, against the Toronto Maple Leafs.
The Red Wings have the Big 3 in Henrik Zetterberg, Pavel Datsyuk and Jimmy Howard.