The Detroit Red Wings received a big boost for the Game 4 playoff matchup with the Boston Bruins on Thursday at Joe Louis Arena in Detroit.

Team captain Henrik Zetterberg, who last played for the Red Wings on Feb. 8 because of a herniated disk in his back, was in the lineup. The winger is a needed reinforcement for a team down two games to one in the first-round series prior to Game 4 on Thursday.

The Swedish forward started the game on a line with Pavel Datsyuk and Justin Abdelkader.

Zetterberg scored 16 goals while adding 32 assists in just 45 games this season. He has 114 points in 123 career playoff games.