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Zetterberg expected back Dec. 28

Detroit Red Wings v New York Islanders

during their game at the Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum on November 16, 2013 in Uniondale, New York.

Al Bello

Winless in their last six games, it’s hard to ignore all the injuries the Detroit Red Wings are being forced to deal with:

Red Wings injuries

But the Wings should get at least one key piece back soon -- Henrik Zetterberg is expected to return Dec. 28 in Florida against the Panthers, according to general manager Ken Holland (per

Detroit has three games before Dec. 28, starting tonight at Joe Louis Arena versus Calgary. The Wings are then in Toronto Saturday before returning home to face the Islanders Monday.

As for Stephen Weiss, it’s not clear whether he’ll need surgery for his groin/abdominal issue. He’ll apparently see a specialist Friday in Philadelphia to determine next steps.

For a full rundown of all the Wings’ injury updates, click here.

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