Wings' Zetterberg cleared to play vs. Rangers

Gregg Krupa
The Detroit News
Henrik Zetterberg

Detroit – Henrik Zetterberg, who appeared in 57 of the Red Wings' 61 games before Jamie Benn of the Stars punched him twice in the head on Feb. will return to the lineup Wednesday night against the Rangers.

Zetterberg had been out with concussion-like symptoms.

In the sixth season of a 12-year contract, Zetterberg, 34, is two points behind the team leader, Pavel Datsyuk, in points with 49 (15 goals, 34 assists).

He is tied for 24th in assists in the NHL with Ryan Johansen of the Blue Jackets and Valtteri Filppula of the Lighting.

Zetterberg has six points (two goals, four points) in 11 career games versus the Rangers.

Through his former teammate, Erik Cole, Benn apologized to Zetterberg.