It's not official yet, but Danny Cleary is certain he knows who the next captain of the Detroit Red Wings will be.

"Henrik Zetterberg," Cleary said this morning, after an informal skate at Troy Sports Center.

That has been the widespread assumption ever since Nicklas Lidstrom retired in May. Zetterberg is a lifetime Wing, has been an alternate captain for several years and has been groomed for the spot, really, since Steve Yzerman stepped away in 2006.


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