Report: Red Wings' Zetterberg will play 'limited minutes' in Game 4 Thursday vs. Bruins

Ian McLaren

The Detroit Red Wings appear set to welcome captain Henrik Zetterberg back to the lineup after a 30-game absence, just in time to help his team avoid falling into a 3-1 hole in their first-round series against the Boston Bruins.

According to Ken Campbell of The Hockey News:

 A source close to the Red Wings said Henrik Zetterberg has been cleared to play [Thursday], after missing the last 30 games (including playoffs) and all but one game of the Olympics with a back injury. The source said Zetterberg will likely play only 'limited minutes,' somewhere in the range of 10 to 12.

Zetterberg registered 48 points in 45 games during the regular season, and his presence on the ice would be a massive boost for Detroit, even in limited minutes.