DETROIT — Henrik Zetterberg (back) will be ready to return Dec. 28.
Jimmy Howard (knee) will return either Dec. 30 or Jan. 1.
Justin Abdelkader (concussion) could play Saturday or Monday.
Johan Franzen (concussion) won’t play until after the Christmas break.
Stephen Weiss is seeing a groin/abdominal specialist in Philadelphia Friday to determine if he needs surgery.