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Zetterberg out with herniated disc

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Zetterberg is flying back today on the charter flight the NHL arranged to bring back all the players knocked out in the QF's.

Sochi to Newark, then Newark to Detroit - don't know how my back would hold up, let alone Z's! :lol:

Z is a warrior, it will somehow make his back better lol

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Ok my question is, if Team Sweden won a medal, is Zetterberg still eligible to receive one as well? After all he was part of the final Olympic roster.. If they win I hope he gets it, he deserves it.

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Zetterberg is flying back today on the charter flight the NHL arranged to bring back all the players knocked out in the QF's.

Sochi to Newark, then Newark to Detroit - don't know how my back would hold up, let alone Z's! :lol:

Between the crappy beds in the Olympic village, to sitting on how many flights, I can see why his back flared up.

What about Dats? Not on the plane?

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I would say yes, he gets a medal. The back up goalie got one for the Czechs in 1998, and never even sniffed the ice for one second during the entire tournament. I think if you're on the team, you get a medal.


Between the crappy beds in the Olympic village, to sitting on how many flights, I can see why his back flared up.

What about Dats? Not on the plane?

http://kuklaskorner.com/tmr/comments/st.-james-red-wings-datsyuk-delays-return-to-detroit?utm_source=dlvr.it&utm_medium=facebook

per Malik, Dats is taking a few days to visit folks in Russia -- probably his daughter who lives with her mom in Ekaterinaburg.

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Well he got more ice time than the backup goalie. He scored a goal too, didn't he? And he was the captain of the team. Those things have gotta count for something.

I'm educated guessing he gets a medal. (As long as they do in fact medal! ;) )

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Zetterberg is flying back today on the charter flight the NHL arranged to bring back all the players knocked out in the QF's.

Sochi to Newark, then Newark to Detroit - don't know how my back would hold up, let alone Z's! :lol:

Zetterberg's tournament ended a week ago, when he was forced to pull out as captain of Team Sweden because of a herniated disk in his back. He boarded an NHL charter red-eye Wednesday in Sochi and is scheduled to see a back specialist in New York after landing there today.

Team Sweden's doctor has said Zetterberg is likely to need surgery, but the question is when. Until a doctor says otherwise, the Wings are hoping Zetterberg can still play again this season.

Let's pray he won't need a surgery.

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The most important thing is his health, I hope he takes his time and does the right thing. If that means being done for the season so be it sometimes other things (love, health) are way more important than the best game this planet has ever seen.

Get well soon captain Z

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Well he got more ice time than the backup goalie. He scored a goal too, didn't he? And he was the captain of the team. Those things have gotta count for something.

I'm educated guessing he gets a medal. (As long as they do in fact medal! ;) )

The backup goalie is different, isn't it? Backup goalies always get their names on the Cup, even if they didn't play in the playoffs. Doesn't work that way for skaters who play less than 41 games and no playoff appearances.

Not sure how the Olympics work, though.

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The backup goalie is different, isn't it? Backup goalies always get their names on the Cup, even if they didn't play in the playoffs. Doesn't work that way for skaters who play less than 41 games and no playoff appearances.

Not sure how the Olympics work, though.

I've never heard about that. I guess that makes sense.I just figured since he had some contributions he would get a medal (hell it wouldn't even have to be a goal, even just getting out on the ice for a shift and playing defense or something should be enough)

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Red Wings' Henrik Zetterberg had surgery today to remove part of disc in his back. Team said it went well. Might be out 8 weeks but not sure

This is for the "went well" update.

If this is the same surgery a friend of mine had, I fear Z is done for the season :(

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If Datsyuk doesn't come back and play in a stellar fashion, we might be in serious trouble here. Get well soon, Z. This sucks pucks. :glare:

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Ken Holland on Henrik Zetterberg: "He had a floating piece of a disk lodged in a nerve in his back." I cringed as I wrote that down.


If this is the same surgery a friend of mine had, I fear Z is done for the season :(

Sssssshhhhhhhh. Detroit and fans simply can't take any more.

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Thank god it is done with - I feel much better knowing he received immediate care and won't do further damage to try to rescue an already poor season. Let the kids develop in the meantime and go all in next year. Simple as that.

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I'm no doctor, but I'm glad they sound positive about this procedure and his recovery.

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I'm no doctor, but I'm glad they sound positive about this procedure and his recovery.

Very positive. Just read on Twiiter that Hank and the team is optimistic he'll get a couple games in before the end of the regular season. Would be great if it works out that way

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Sounds like it was a simple discectomy (maybe not simple with the way they are describing a "floating piece" of disc). I had the same surgery about 4 years ago. With the disc pressing on any nerve, that pain was about 20 times worse than just the disc being degenerative. The nerve pain is what really stops you from doing your normal activities. With the disc no longer pressing on the nerve, he'll start feeling quite a bit better.

I'm confident an athletically built Zetterberg with world class after-surgery care will be back to his normal self.

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hooon and dat's sick like this

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Well based on the Mlive article, if we can get into the dance Z should be healthy and ready to go. We have his cap space in LTIR at the deadline to make a move now for a rental, we could still make some noise this year. Gonna need Weiss and Franzen healthy, and Pavs to pick up where he left off in the Olympics.

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