The good news for the Detroit Red Wings is that they’re in third place in the Atlantic Division. The bad news is just about everything else.
Despite the fact that the Wings sit behind Boston and Montreal in their new division, the Wings have had a rash of bad luck so this season. They already have seven overtime losses, but more importantly, they have been the walking wounded with plenty of injuries. They learned Tuesday they will spend the next couple of weeks without another one of their best players.
Red Wings general manager Ken Holland announced that captain Henrik Zetterberg will miss at least two weeks with a herniated disc. It’s a tough blow for Detroit, as Zetterberg is also the club’s leading scorer. Zetterberg is averaging a point per game this season with 11-19-30 totals in 30 games.
Detroit is already without one other top-line, world-class forward. Pavel Datsyuk remains out indefinitely with a concussion. Datsyuk had registered 23 points in 24 games when he went down with the concussion.