Originally written on Pro Sports Daily  |  Last updated 1/10/12

GLENDALE, AZ - OCTOBER 22: (L-R) Tomas Holmstrom #96, Niklas Kronwall #55, Henrik Zetterberg #40, Chris Osgood #30, Nicklas Lidstrom #5 and Pavel Datsyuk #13 of the Detroit Red Wings stand attended for the National Anthem during the NHL game against the Phoenix Coyotes at Jobing.com Arena on October 22, 2009 in Glendale, Arizona. The Coyotes defeated the Red Wings 3-2 in overtime. (Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images)
Detroit Red Wings star forward Pavel Datsyuk will sit out Tuesday's game against the New York Islanders due to a lower-body injury. Datsyuk, who is riding a four-game points streak, said he hopes to be back for Thursday's game. He has been on a team since mid-November, amassing 11 goals and 22 assists in 22 games. For the season, Datsyuk has 13 goals and 43 points in 41 games.
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