Detroit Red Wings fans will get a chance to see some of their favorite players in early December, when they play a charity game in Windsor.
But if they want to see guys like Pavel Datsyuk and Henrik Zetterberg, they'd better have their passports up to date.
Datsyuk has been spending the lockout in his native Russia, playing for CSKA Moscow of the Kontinental Hockey League, the team for which former Red Wing Sergei Fedorov is the head manager.
Zetterberg, expected to be the next Wings captain after the retirement of longtime Wing Nick Lidstrom, is is Switzerland, has been playing for EV Zug since mid-October.
They are two of the handful of Wings who are playing around the globe, while some of their teammates skate at the Troy Sports Center and others play for the Wings' American Hockey League affiliate in Grand Rapids, the Griffins.
Datsyuk, 34, has had excellent success so far in Russia, racking up seven goals and 18 assists in 20 games. He's second on the team in scoring, and ...