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In this Jan. 20, 2018 photo, Detroit Red Wings' Henrik Zetterberg plays against the Carolina Hurricanes in Detroit.

Paul Sancya/The Associated Press

The Detroit Red Wings and Henrik Zetterberg say his professional hockey career is over due to a back injury.

The team and Zetterberg made the announcement Friday at the team’s training camp in Traverse City, Michigan.

Zetterberg will go on long-term injured reserve with three years left on his 12-year, $73 million contract. The 37-year-old Swede will continue to be paid and the team will get some $6 million in salary cap relief.

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Zetterberg helped the Red Wings hoist the 2008 Stanley Cup, winning the Conn Smythe Trophy as the top player in the post-season. He had 337 goals and 960 career points over 15 seasons and regularly was a candidate for the Selke Trophy honouring the NHL’s best defensive forward.

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