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8/12/2006 10:11:01 AM

It appears Henrik Zetterberg has avoided surgery on his injured left wrist.

According to reports out of Detroit, the Red Wings' sniper was examined and the news was good. Doctors did not find any structural damage which means surgery should not be necessary. Zetterberg should be healthy by the end of month, two weeks before training camp opens in mid-September.

"At this stage, surgery isn't planned and it's not necessary," Red Wings' general manager Ken Holland told the Detroit News. "The report I've got is that it's just some inflammation and the prognosis is good. We're optimistic he'll be fine and can resume his normal training soon."

Zetterberg was bothered by the wrist injury last season and the pain flared up during workouts with his former club in Sweden last week. Before flying home next week, he is expected to receive a cortisone shot to combat the inflammation on Monday.

Last week, a Swedish newspaper had reported that Zetterberg could possibly miss the start of the regular season if surgery was needed to repair the wrist.

Zetterberg is coming off a career year with 39 goals and 85 points and will be relied upon heravily in the absence of retired captain Steve Yzerman and Brendan Shanahan, who signed with the New York Rangers.
 
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