(WXYZ) - Red Wings captain Henrik Zetterberg will miss at least two weeks with a herniated disk in his back.
"It's tough to say when it actually happened," said Zetterberg. "I've been playing with my back for many years now so it comes and goes. In the Ottawa game, I felt a little bit worse than it should be and that's when we went in and had a look and found something. We're going through all the proper steps here."
Head Coach Mike Babcock will have to work without Zetterberg and Pavel Datsyuk, who is still doubtful to play in Wednesday's matchup with Philadelphia.
"It affects us, they're good players, but other players are good players, too. So if you haven't liked your share of the pie, grab some," said Babcock. "We're a team, it's a team sport. Are those guys important? No question."