Report: Henrik Zetterberg questionable

Updated: April 14, 2011, 6:38 PM ET
ESPN.com news services

Red Wings center Henrik Zetterberg, was on the ice Thursday, yet remains questionable for Saturday's Game 2 of the team's opening round playoff series against the Phoenix Coyotes, the Detroit News reported.

Henrik Zetterberg

Zetterberg

Zetterberg, out with a lower body injury, was reportedly able to skate with his gloves and stick for 15 minutes prior to the club's practice.

"It was definitely fun to be out there," Zetterberg told the Detroit News. "I didn't expect that a few days ago, even though I didn't do much other than stickhandling and shooting and moving around. It was fun to be out there."

The next step for the Swedish star is to see how his injury (reportedly his knee) reacts after the mild workout, and if he can return to the ice again Friday.

"We'll see how it reacts," Zetterberg told the newspaper. "We bumped up the workout in the room today too. We'll see how it responds."

Despite the progress, the third-seeded Red Wings list Zetterberg, who was injured April 6 when he was checked by Bryan Allen in a 3-0 loss to the Carolina Hurricanes, as questionable for Saturday's Game 2 against the Coyotes.

The Red Wings won 4-2 in Game 1 Wednesday without Zetterberg, who the Conn Smythe Trophy as the playoff MVP three years ago when Detroit won the Stanley Cup.

"There's always a chance he could play [in Game 2]," Red Wings coach Mike Babcock told the newspaper. "I keep telling you he's day to day."

Zetterberg, 30, appeared in 80 games for the Red Wings during the regular season, with 24 goals and 56 assists.