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Red Wings GM Ken Holland optimistic on Pavel Datsyuk's recovery

To say Ken Holland cares for his star forward, Pavel Datsyuk, is a bit of an understatement.Holland sent the Red Wings' team trainer, Piet Van Zant, to check up on Datsyuk, and Van Zant returned with a bit of good news."Piet watched (Datsyuk) work out, told me he's in good spirits," Holland told Ansar Khan of MLive. "He's had no setbacks. He's doing lots of training. He's excited...
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Red Wings' Sheahan wants to step up in Datsyuk's absence

Pavel Datsyuk is expected to be out until late October/November, leaving a large gap at center.Newly acquired forward Brad Richards will be expected to help out quite a bit in that department, but Riley Sheahan doesn't want you to forget about him."Obviously, we want Pav back as quick as we can," Sheahan said to Ansar Khan at "You don't like seeing guys get injured, but...
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Pavel Datsyuk expects to miss start of Wings' season

Pavel Datsyuk may not be on the ice when the Detroit Red Wings begin the regular season. Datsyuk is recovering from offseason surgery on his right ankle to repair ruptured ankle tendons, and told that he could be out for the next four to five months. "Doctors say four-five months. So we'll see," Datsyuk said. "I hope I just miss a little early in the season. The rehabilitation...
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July 20, 2015  |  Discuss

Red Wings’ Pavel Datsyuk says he’ll miss the start of the season

(Photo by Dave Reginek/NHL via Getty Images) Injury issues have gotten an early start with the Red Wings. Forward Pavel Datsyuk spoke to’s Marie Lehmann Sunday confirming he’ll miss the start of the 2015-16 season after undergoing ankle surgery in June. “They say four to five months,” Datsyuk said. “We’ll see how this goes. … I’ll be there, but they not...
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July 19, 2015  |  Discuss

Red Wings expecting Pavel Datsyuk to miss the start of the season

Pavel Datsyuk underwent surgery for ruptured ankle tendons and the Red Wings are planning on the veteran forward missing the beginning of the 2015-16 season. This report comes from the Detroit Free Press and indicates that the Red Wings are planning on having a healthy Datsyuk at some point in November. Datsyuk’s agent believes he’ll be ready in time for October (the Red Wings...
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June 29, 2015  |  Discuss

Mike Babcock left the Detroit Red Wings for the Toronto Maple Leafs

Mike Babcock coaching the Red Wings The Mike Babcock saga has ended after were rumors flying amid silence from the Babcock camp we finally have the answer today. Mike Babock took no further questions from any teams of media so he could mull over the decision he has come to the conclusion that next season he will be coaching the Toronto Maple Leafs. The Buffalo Sabres and the Toronto...
May 20, 2015  |  Discuss

Pavel Datsyuk reiterates dream to play in the KHL

The Detroit Red Wings have Pavel Datsyuk locked up through the 2016-17 season, but that hasn’t prevented rumors from circulating about his future in the NHL and the possibility of him taking his talents to the KHL. Though the more far-fetched rumors suggest Datsyuk could be on his way out sooner than later, the more realistic scenario links him with the KHL after his NHL playing...
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September 02, 2014  |  Discuss

5 reasons why Pavel Datsyuk will be a Hall of Famer

Drafted 171st overall in the 6th round of the 1998 NHL entry draft, Pavel Datsyuk has progressed from being a small kid out of Russia to a world-renown superstar to now a Hall of Fame candidate whenever he decides to hang up his skates. As the legacy of the Magic Man continues to engrave its place into Hockeytown history, here are 5 reasons why Pavel Datsyuk will eventually join...
August 31, 2014  |  Discuss

Do the Detroit Red Wings have a plan?

NHL free agency began on July 1st and many players have already signed for one team or another. We’ve seen Matt Niskanen and Brooks Orpik move to Washington, Ryan Miller sign with the Canucks and Paul Stastny become a St. Louis Blue. What we haven’t seen is any big name player sign in Detroit. Detroit is simply not the destination it once was. There is no Steve Yzerman or Nick...
July 03, 2014  |  Discuss

Detroit Red Wings: Time to pass the torch

Pavel Datsyuk hoisting the Stanley Cup in 2008 During the essence of an unbelievable 23-consecutive playoff appearances, the Detroit Red Wings carried a unique characteristic into the postseason. A mystique presence that struck fear into the hearts of opponents. Unfortunately, it is perfectly clear that characteristic is no longer with the Red Wings and the franchise needs to accept...
April 30, 2014  |  Discuss

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