DETROIT (WXYZ) - Red Wings captain Henrik Zetterberg returned to practice Thursday, one day ahead of the Red Wings' Stanley Cup playoff opener against the Boston Bruins.
Zetterberg skated for approximately thirty minutes at Joe Louis Arena.
Zetterberg told reporters he aims to return to game action in the second round of the playoffs.
"I saw him at Nick Lidstrom’s retirement March 6, and he couldn’t walk," said head coach Mike Babcock. "He hobbled his way out onto the ice. Now he’s out there skating. That’s a long way in a short period of time."
Detroit opens its best-of-seven series against the Bruins Friday night in Boston.