Henrik Zetterberg skated Friday morning and returned to the lineup Friday night against the Predators. On Thursday, coach Mike Babcock said Zetterberg would not play Friday.

Zetterberg, who has a lower-body injury, took Thursday off after hurting himself early during Tuesday's victory over Dallas.

"It felt a little bit better," said Zetterberg after Friday's morning skate. "It's the first time I skated since the game (Tuesday) so it felt all right. Still day to day."

Zetterberg, who has had back issues in the past, said he expected to take part in Saturday's outdoor practice at Clark Park.

"I'll probably practice (Saturday) if it doesn't get worse tonight," Zetterberg said. "We'll just have to wait and see. We're doing everything we can with treatment and hopefully I'll get back soon."

The Wings are looking forward to Saturday's outdoor practice.