Henrik Zetterberg injury: Red Wings captain scratched with upper-body injury

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Dan Cleary will take his spot in the lineup.

More bad news on the injury front for the Detroit Red Wings, as captain and left winger Henrik Zetterberg was scratched on Sunday with an upper-body injury.

Ted Kulfan of The Detroit News reported the injury after Zetterberg didn't appear for warmups. He's day-to-day while Dan Cleary will take his place in the lineup against the Florida Panthers.

If the Red Wings thought they were out of the injury-plagued woods this month, they were wrong. They recently got Johan Franzen suited up to play again, but this is the latest setback in a very unhealthy season in Detroit. Pavel Datsyuk, Stephen Weiss and Joakim Andersson are among the injured forwards for the Red Wings, leaving them very thin up the middle. Zetterberg missed a month earlier this season with a herniated disc.

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