Zetterberg will rest his back over the Christmas break and see how he feels on the other side.
"I'm not too worried," said Zetterberg. "There's been a lot of games played. I feel a little bad today. Hopefully, I get three days off, I'll feel a little better after Christmas. Of course I want to play tonight, but if you think, be a little smart, you get a few days off and hopefully it won't get worse. ... Today was the first time it was bad enough to not go out there. We decided not to play. It's been pretty good lately. Overall for the year, it's been good and bad days, but overall it's been good."
Holmstrom's MRI showed no ligament damage. The bone bruise, however, will keep him sidelined until at least next Wednesday. His status for that game is unknown.
"It's not good, but it's not damaged," coach Mike Babcock said of Holmstrom's knee. "It's a bone bruise. He should be fine."
So the line will be shaken up with Pavel Datsyuk centering the top line with Valtteri Filppula and Dan Cleary.
Here's a look at the probably line combinations ...
Meech (healthy scratch)