Before the Detroit Red Wings morning skate on Thursday, Ken Campbell of The Hockey News dropped this bomb on Red Wings fans.
Breaking news: Source close to Red Wings says Zetterberg will be in lineup tonight. Will play "limited minutes." http://t.co/Z4DhT1fwsP— Ken Campbell (@THNKenCampbell) April 24, 2014
Campbell's story reported that the Red Wings captain will play around 10 to 12 minutes in Thursday night's crucial Game 4 against the Boston Bruins.
Zetterberg has missed 30 straight games, and has only played in one game since the Olympics.
A few hours later, the Red Wings participated in their morning skate, and MLive's Ansar Khan had this to say.
Zetterberg skating on wing with Datsyuk and Abdelkader, so it looks like Zetterberg is in.— Ansar Khan (@AnsarKhanMLive) April 24, 2014
Khan also said it looks like Todd Bertuzzi will play. Here are the projected lines for tonight.
Other lines: Franzen-Helm-Nyquist, Bertuzzi-Sheahan-Tatar, Miller-Glendening-Legwand.— Ansar Khan (@AnsarKhanMLive) April 24, 2014
UPDATE - 11:00 AM
Niklas Kronwall wife still in labor, per Ken Holland, but Kronwall expected to play tonight for Red Wings— Helene St. James (@HeleneStJames) April 24, 2014
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