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Pavel Datsyuk | Center

Team: Detroit Red Wings
Age / DOB:  (36) / 7/20/1978
Ht / Wt:  5'11' / 194
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Pavel Datsyuk scored Detroit's only goal in their 2-1 shootout loss to Colorado on Sunday.
His power-play goal in the third period opened the scoring in the game, but the Wings were unable to fend off the Avalanche in a nine-round shootout. He also had seven shots in the contest. Datsyuk now has 13 goals and 24 points in just 22 games. The goal breaks a three-game pointless drought for the 36-year-old. Riley Sheahan and Henrik Zetterberg picked up the assists on Datsyuk's goal. Dec 21 - 9:00 PM

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Detroit head coach Mike Babcock reunited Pavel Datsyuk and Henrik Zetterberg.

They will be skating on a line with winger Justin Abdelkader. Datsyuk and Zetterberg don't always play together, but Babcock reunites them every time the team needs a spark. "It's about winning," said Babcock of the decision to reunite Datsyuk and Zetterberg. "Whatever can help us win. It doesn't matter to me."
Dec 21 - 10:51 AM

Pavel Datsyuk has been chosen as the first star of the week for the period ending Dec. 7.

He amassed three goals and seven points in four matches. Datsyuk posted three multi-point efforts during that span. He has been limited to 17 games this season, but he's racked up 12 goals and 22 points.
Dec 8 - 6:39 PM

Pavel Datsyuk scored a goal and two assists in Sunday's 3-1 win over Carolina.

The 36-year-old has been a fire since returning from a groin injury. Datsyuk has 11 points in his last seven contests. Overall, he has 12 goals and 22 points in just 17 games this season. Datsyuk assisted on both Tomas Tatar's goals.
Dec 7 - 9:03 PM

Pavel Datsyuk notched a goal and an assist in Thursday's 5-2 win over Dallas.

He has earned multi-point games in three straight and in four of his past five outings. Datsyuk's 11th goal of the year gave the Red Wings a power-play tally in six consecutive games.
Dec 5 - 8:45 AM

Red Wings center Pavel Datsyuk scored a goal and added an assist in Tuesday's 4-2 loss at the hands of the Panthers.

Datsyuk has battled the injury bug all season, but it hasn't showed when he has been in the lineup if his 17 points in 14 games are any indication. Gustav Nyqvist and Tomas Tatar recorded other goals for Detroit in the defeat.
Dec 3 - 12:12 AM

Pavel Datsyuk has already missed 11 games this season due to injury and he doesn't want to sit out anymore.

"Nobody likes watching lots of games on the TV and thinking about how you can help the team," Datsyuk said. "But you can't because you have an injury. It was disappointing. I didn't like last season." He skated in just 45 games during the 2013-14 campaign. Datsyuk has been excellent for Detroit when he's been in the lineup, recording nine goals and 15 points in 13 games. His point-per-game pace may be tough to maintain, but he won't be far from it if he can remain healthy for the rest of the year.
Dec 2 - 6:54 AM

Pavel Datsyuk scored two goals in Detroit's 5-3 win over Vancouver.

Datsyuk's first goal gave Detroit a 3-1 lead, and his last goal was scored into an empty net. The 36-year-old has nine goals and 15 points in 13 games. Datsyuk is an elite offensive force, but he does come with some injury risk. He's missed 11 games with a shoulder and groin injury this year.
Nov 30 - 5:49 PM

Pavel Datsyuk and Henrik Zetterberg skated on Detroit's top line during the team's practice on Saturday.

Justin Abdelkader was the other forward on that line. Detroit head coach Mike Babcock isn't sure if he will stick with that line during Sunday's game against Vancouver. Riley Sheahan skated on a line with Gustav Nyquist and Tomas Tatar, while Stephen Weiss centered Darren Helm and Johan Franzen. "We can spread it out more than we used to," said Babcock of the Red Wings' offensive depth currently. "We have more players battling for the top six forward jobs."
Nov 30 - 10:48 AM

Pavel Datsyuk scored two goals in Detroit's 5-2 win over the Philadelphia Flyers.

Datsyuk made his return from a groin injury tonight after missing his team's last four games. He made an immediate impact for Detroit. The 36-year-old has already missed 11 games because of shoulder and groin injuries, but he's been extremely productive when he's played. Datsyuk has seven goals and 13 points in 11 games this season. The veteran still produces at an elite level but he comes with some risk.
Nov 26 - 10:31 PM

Pavel Datsyuk will return from a groin injury on Wednesday night.

He is expected to play with Justin Abdelkader and Stephen Weiss. Datsyuk has sat out six of Detroit's past eight games and Joakim Andersson will be scratched to make room for him. Datsyuk has five goals and 11 points in just 10 games this year. Get him back in your lineup.
Nov 26 - 11:36 AM

Pavel Datsyuk (groin) skated with Stephen Weiss and Darren Helm during Tuesday's practice.

However, his status for Wednesday's match versus Philadelphia is uncertain. "We'll see (in the) morning," Datsyuk said. He doesn't want to rush back only to return to the sidelines again because of a groin issue.
Nov 26 - 10:18 AM

Pavel Datsyuk (groin) won't be in the lineup Monday.

He has missed the last four games and six of the team's past eight with a groin injury. "I feel much better, but I think I need more full practices with team to make sure it feels good and it does not come back every second game," Datsyuk said. He isn't sure when he'll be available to return and he's taking it one day at a time.
Source: Mlive
Nov 24 - 5:00 PM

Pavel Datsyuk will not play Saturday night against Toronto.

He is still dealing with a groin muscle pull and is not ready to return to action. Keep Datsyuk on reserve until further notice.
Nov 22 - 9:53 AM

Pavel Datsyuk (groin) won't play Thursday night.

He might be available to return on Saturday against Toronto. Datsyuk has sat out three of Detroit's last five games with a groin injury.
Nov 20 - 1:55 PM

Depth Charts

All Positions
C1Pavel Datsyuk
2Stephen Weiss
3Darren Helm
4Riley Sheahan
5Luke Glendening
LW1Henrik Zetterberg
2Tomas Tatar
3Daniel Cleary
4Drew Miller
RW1Johan Franzen
2Gustav Nyquist
3Justin Abdelkader
4Tomas Jurco
5Joakim Andersson
D1Niklas Kronwall
2Danny DeKeyser
3Jonathan Ericsson
4Brendan Smith
5Kyle Quincey
6Jakub Kindl
7Brian Lashoff
G1Jimmy Howard
2Jonas Gustavsson
3Thomas McCollum
4Petr Mrazek