Zetterberg posted a goal and four points in a 6-3 victory against the Golden Knights on Friday. The veteran picked up the primary assist on both the game-tying and winning goals in the third period after posting a goal and an assist in the first 40 minutes. Zetterberg may not have the speed he once had, but the 37-year-old can still set up teammates with aplomb. Last season, he had 51 assists, which were his most since 2010-11. He has four helpers through the first five games this season, and despite recently playing his 1,000th game, owners don't need to worry much about injuries catching up to his veteran body. Zetterberg has played 82 games each of the last two years.
Zetterberg went five-hole on Louis Domingue in Thursday's 4-2 road win over the Coyotes. The captain chased down a loose puck in front of the cage and buried his second goal of the season. Big Z has recorded a point in three of the first four games and is averaging 21:14 of ice time to boot.
Zetterberg returned from a minor neck injury Friday night versus the visiting Maple Leafs, with a primary assist standing against a minus-2 rating and three giveaways in the 4-2 loss. While the helper was good to see, the captain looked rusty over 17:47 of ice time, as he even struggled in the faceoff circles upon posting a 36-percent win rate in a spot that's so critical for centers to dominate. Still, we wouldn't let this one exhibition game change your opinion of the point-packing Swede. He's amassed 904 points (326 goals, 578 assists) in exactly 1,000 career contests with Detroit.
Zetterberg (neck) will be on the ice against the Maple Leafs in Friday's exhibition home contest, Helene St. James of the Detroit Free Press reports. This will be the preseason debut for Zetterberg. It probably isn't mission critical for the star winger entering his 15th season to draw into live action, but then again, his veteran presence and infectious leadership has got to be a major boon to the younger players hoping to make an impact with the Wings this year.
Zetterberg (neck) is hoping to suit up for Friday's preseason home contest against the Maple Leafs, Helene St. James of the Detroit Free Press reports. Captain Zetterberg is dealing with a kink in his neck. If he doesn't suit up for this next exhibition contest, then Saturday's game -- another home draw versus the Buds -- will be his last chance to get on the ice in live action before the regular season gets underway. Fortunately, this doesn't sound like a particularly serious situation, so fantasy owners shouldn't change their draft approach to Big Z at this time.
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