According to THN’s Ken Campbell, a source close to Henrik Zetterberg will play in tonight’s game four matchup between the Detroit Red Wings and the Boston Bruins.
This report contradicts a Boston Globe report yesterday that stated Zetterberg was likely going to be out for game four.
Though it’s limited minutes, Zetterberg brings some offense to a Detroit team that has been outscored 7-1 over the last two games. The Bruins have won the battle of physicality throughout the series even in their game one loss by playing suffocating defense and not letting the Red Wings near the net, but Zetterberg could help that cause.
“He’s one of the guys that we feed off of,” said defenseman Brendan Smith. “He’s our leader, he’s our captain, and he does everything right. He plays both ends of the ice. Obviously if we could get him back, it’d be huge for our squad. That’d be awesome.”
Zetterberg has 32 assists, 16 goals and was a plus-19 in 45 games this season. He also hasn’t played since February 8th against Tampa Bay so conditioning is a question. The source told Campbell that he will likely play 10-12 minutes, which is doable especially since the captain of the Red Wings has been skating since April 17th.