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Red Wings' Henrik Zetterberg out eight weeks

Tomas Plekanec (L) of the Czech Republic trips up Henrik Zetterberg of Sweden during the second...

Tomas Plekanec (L) of the Czech Republic trips up Henrik Zetterberg of Sweden during the second period of their men's preliminary round hockey game at the 2014 Sochi Winter Olympic Games, February 12, 2014. (REUTERS/Grigory Dukor)

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The Detroit Red Wings could be without their leading scorer for two months.

Henrik Zetterberg will be shelved for about eight weeks, the club announced Friday, although no firm timeline for his return has been set. The Wings captain has been placed on long-term injury reserve.

A member of Team Sweden at the Sochi Olympics, Zetterberg had surgery Friday to repair a herniated disc. He played only one game in Russia.

"It went very, very well," Detroit assistant general manager Ryan Martin told reporters. "They removed part of a disc that was rubbing on a nerve. It was what they thought it was. The recovery process looks very, very positive."

Zetterberg, 33, has 48 points in 45 games. Detroit holds the final Eastern Conference playoff spot with 64 points and 24 games remaining in the regular season.

Sweden, meanwhile, will play Canada in the gold medal game Sunday.


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