Henrik Zetterberg
LW DET
1 week ago

Zetterberg has recorded just two assists with a minus-5 rating over his last 10 games.

EDGE Analysis

The Red Wings need the captain to elevate his offensive game; they've gone 4-5-1 during his cold stretch and three of the next five opponents currently have winning records. Big Z is also hurting fantasy owners seeking heavy power-play totals, as just two of his 11 points through 18 games have been recorded with the man advantage and his average ice time (2:18) in that special teams situation has trimmed every year since 2012-13.

Henrik Zetterberg
LW DET
4 weeks ago

Zetterberg wants to play out the rest of his career as a Red Wing, The Athletic reports.

EDGE Analysis

Naturally, Big Z is the man reporters want to speak with to figure out exactly why the Red Wings have endured a six-game losing slump. After all, he is Detroit's captain, but the venerable pivot is one to accept responsibility for the team's struggles and not make any excuses for the slide. As for his future with the team, Zetterberg -- who's playing in his 15th season -- seems quite certain that he wants to be a lifelong member of Detroit's hockey club. "Red Wings is the last team I'm going to play [with]. Unless they force me out," he said. "I'm not going to ask for a trade or get moved or anything like that. I'm going to, as long as I can, be a Red Wing."

Henrik Zetterberg
LW DET
1 month ago

Zetterberg has posted a pair of assists to counter a minus-5 rating over his team's active four-game losing streak.

EDGE Analysis

Detroit's captain hasn't looked like himself defensively of late, but he's still getting plenty of rubber on net -- 12 shots over this cold funk, offering a bit of a consolation prize for his fantasy owners. The eventual return of Andreas Athanasiou, who recently ended his contract holdout, should alleviate pressure on the team as a whole, but it's Big Z's job to consistently lead by example.

Henrik Zetterberg
LW DET
1 month ago

Zetterberg posted a goal and four points in a 6-3 victory against the Golden Knights on Friday.

EDGE Analysis

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 as good as anybody. Last season, he had 51 assists, which was his most since 2010-11. He has four assists through the first five games this season. And despite just playing in his 1,000th game, owners don't need to worry about injuries catching up to his veteran body. Zetterberg has played 82 games each of the last two seasons.

Henrik Zetterberg
LW DET
1 month ago

Zetterberg went five-hole on Louis Domingue in Thursday's 4-2 road win over the Coyotes.

EDGE Analysis

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 averaging 21:14 of ice time to boot.

Henrik Zetterberg
LW DET
2 months ago

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.

EDGE Analysis

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.

Henrik Zetterberg
LW DET
2 months ago

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.

EDGE Analysis

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.

Henrik Zetterberg
LW DET
2 months ago

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.

EDGE Analysis

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 against an opponent before the regular season gets underway. Fortunately, this doesn't sound like too serious of a situation, so fantasy owners shouldn't change their draft approach to Big Z at this time.

Henrik Zetterberg
LW DET
2 months ago

Zetterberg (neck) will sit out Monday's preseason game against Pittsburgh, Ansar Khan of MLive.com reports.

EDGE Analysis

Having already missed Saturday's matchup with Boston, the Red Wings seem to be playing it safe when it comes to their captain's health with head coach Jeff Blashill stating that he only hopes that Zetterberg can get in to one more preseason game before Opening Night against Minnesota on Oct. 5. Expect the team to give further updates on Zetterberg as the season approaches.

Henrik Zetterberg
LW DET
2 months ago

Zetterberg is dealing with a kink in his neck, which will prevent him from suiting up Saturday versus the Bruins, Helene St. James of the Detroit Free Press reports.

EDGE Analysis

The Red Wings are looking for their first preseason win having already played two games, and the last thing this team needs is an injury to its captain. A kink in the neck does not sound all that bad, but we won't know for sure until the team has a chance to put him through more testing. Consider him day-to-day for now, knowing his next chance to lace up for a preseason contest will be Monday, a rematch versus Pittsburgh.