DETROIT -- There's a good chance the Red Wings will get their captain back for Friday's game.
Henrik Zetterberg practiced with the team Thursday but his status won't be known until after the morning skate.
"Had a good day today," Zetterberg said. "It's fun to skate again. I skated a little bit (Wednesday). Hopefully I'll feel good (Friday) after the morning skate and we'll go from there."
Zetterberg has missed the last two games because of back problems, although he said it wasn't quite the same as the herniated disc that caused him to miss 11 games in December.
"A little different, but it's in the area," Zetterberg said. "We just have to see. We've done everything we could so it doesn't get worse and now just hopefully stay on this path and it keeps getting better."
Although Pavel Datsyuk participated in some of practice, coach Mike Babcock said he was not ready to play.
"No, he was still one leg skating," Babcock said.
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