Forward sidelined with broken leg

Updated: November 6, 2003, 5:27 PM ET
Associated Press

DETROIT -- Red Wings forward Henrik Zetterberg is expected to miss four to six weeks with a broken right leg, the team said Tuesday.

 Henrik Zetterberg

Zetterberg fractured the fibula bone in his right leg during Monday night's 5-1 loss to the Vancouver Canucks.

Zetterberg, who turns 23 on Sunday, notched two goals and five assists in 12 games this season.

Last season, Zetterberg led all rookies with 22 goals and 44 points. He was selected to the league's all-rookie team and was a runner-up for the Calder Trophy, given to the NHL's rookie of the year.

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