Henrik Zetterberg returns to lineup for preseason finale

Posted at 5:32 PM, Oct 08, 2016
and last updated 2016-10-08 17:32:36-04

DETROIT (WXYZ) -- Red Wings captain Henrik Zetterberg will make his preseason debut Saturday night after missing training camp and the World Cup of Hockey due to a knee injury.

Zetterberg is slated to be on a line with Frans Nielsen and Tomas Tatar for Saturday's preseason finale against the Maple Leafs.

"You can only do that much in practice but you need to be out there and play games," Zetterberg told reporters on Saturday. "So we're happy I was able to come back here and play tonight and it will help me for Thursday."

The Red Wings open the regular season at Tampa Bay on Thursday.