The swirling rumors about the future of Red Wings captain Henrik Zetterberg are starting to become less possibility and more probability.
Zetterberg told Sportbladet, a Stockholm media outlet, that he will be skipping training camp and won't be ready for the regular season.
“I haven’t been able to train properly the whole summer, so I’ll miss training camp, and therefore also the start of the season,” Zetterberg said. “Then we’ll have to wait and see.”
Zetterberg's pain has kept him off the ice since last season ended.
“I’ve only been able to do rehab, not real training. As soon as I’ve pushed it, the symptoms have been too bad. I feel good in every-day situations, it’s just when I push hard in training that I’m in pain,” Zetterberg said. “But of course it’s sad and hard to not be able to work as I used to.
The Red Wings report to training camp in Traverse City, September 14th.