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

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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