DETROIT (AP) -Red Wings forward Henrik Zetterberg returned to the Detroit lineup in style.
Zetterberg, who sat out two games and missed NHL All-Star festivities last weekend due to back spasms, scored a goal 3:54 into Wednesday night's game against the Phoenix Coyotes.
Zetterberg, who has 29 goals and 33 assists for a Red Wings-leading 62 points, missed the final 19 games of the regular season last season and five games in late December this season because of back problems.
He was voted by the fans as a starter to the All-Star game, but decided to rest his back instead of playing. He also missed last year's All-Star contest, for which he was selected as a reserve, because of a sore wrist.
Zetterberg scored Wednesday when his attempted pass from the left corner went in off goalie Ilya Bryzgalov.

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