Detroit Red Wings captain Henrik Zetterberg has been on the shelf for over a week now with concussion symptoms, after taking some shots to the head from Dallas Stars forward Jamie Benn. Zetterberg finished the 2nd period, but only took a single shift in the 3rd and then left the game. Benn avoided any supplemental discipline on the play, and only received the 2 minute minor for roughing.
When the Red Wings made their deal with Dallas, they knew they were getting Erik Cole on the team. What they didn’t know was that he was coming to the team with apologetic tidings from the aforementioned Benn. When asked by the media after his first practice with the team, Cole mentioned that he told Zetterberg about the apology earlier in the morning.