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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 will miss Tuesday's match with the Ottawa Senators due to a lower body injury.
After missing five games, Datsyuk returned on Saturday versus Tampa for a two-game stretch where he tallied two points. But it's been a tough month for him in March, missing five of 15 games. For the season, Datysuk has compiled 24 goals, 60 points, and 51 hits while winning nearly 600 of his 1,056 faceoffs through 59 games. Mar 31 - 7:19 PM

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Pavel Datsyuk scored a goal and an assist in Detroit's 5-4 loss to the New York Islanders on Sunday.

Datsyuk made his return to Detroit's lineup on Saturday but he was held pointless in the game. It's nice to see him back at full health and contributing offensively. Datsyuk helped setup Niklas Kronwall's first period goal that tied the game at three. The 36-year-old also added a goal of his own in the third period to cut the Islanders' lead to 5-4. Tomas Tatar and Drew Miller also scored for the Red Wings in the loss. Datsyuk has 24 goals and 60 points in 59 games.
Mar 29 - 7:52 PM

Pavel Datsyuk played just over 18 minutes in Saturday's 4-0 win over Tampa Bay.

Datsyuk finished the game with no points but he did have two shots, two hits and and a takeaway in the game. The veteran also won 79 percent of his draws in the game. "He's a game-changer," Luke Glendening said. "He just slows down the game, and gives us a lot more confidence."
Mar 29 - 11:08 AM

After sitting out since March 15 with a lower-body injury, Pavel Datsyuk returned to action for the Detroit Red Wings against the Tampa Bay Lightning on Saturday.

With 58 points in 57 games played, it's clear that Datsyuk can still produce. The question fantasy owners must address is if he's worth a high pick considering his frequent ailments.
Mar 28 - 2:19 PM

It is not clear if Pavel Datsyuk will be able to play Saturday afternoon against Tampa.

He did practise Friday with his teammates and took line rushes with Tomas Tatar and Darren Helm and manned the first power-play unit, so it looks as if he has substantially recovered from a lower-body injury. That said, Datsyuk is still listed as questionable for Saturday's contest.
Mar 28 - 9:45 AM

Pavel Datsyuk won't return from a lower-body injury on Thursday.

He said he's feeling better and he hopes to be back in the lineup on Saturday when Detroit plays Tampa Bay. Thursday's game will be the fifth straight match he has missed.
Mar 26 - 11:27 AM

Pavel Datsyuk (lower body) could be ready for Thursday's game against San Jose.

He participated in Tuesday's morning skate and will probably practice again on Wednesday. Datsyuk has missed four straight games with a lower-body injury that had been lingering for about three weeks.
Mar 25 - 8:53 AM

Pavel Datsyuk (lower body) doesn't think he'll be ready to play Tuesday night.

"I was hoping to play (Sunday) but it's not like I was really ready to help the team," Datsyuk said. "I hope to play (Tuesday) but I don't think I'll (be able to) play. Small chance. We'll see. I'll skate (in the morning skate) and we'll see. But there's a shot every day now (he could play)." It seems like he'll be able to play at some this week if he doesn't return Tuesday, as long as there are no setbacks. Datsyuk's lower-body injury had been lingering for about three weeks before it was decided that he should sit on the sidelines.
Mar 24 - 8:54 AM

Pavel Datsyuk (lower body) returned to practice on Monday.

He's unlikely to play on Tuesday against Arizona, but there's a chance he could be available. "Feeling better," Datsyuk said. "But not like 100%. We're looking at the bigger picture." He has sat out three games with a lower-body injury that had been lingering for a while.
Mar 23 - 4:05 PM

Pavel Datsyuk (lower-body) has been ruled out for Sunday's game against the St. Louis Blues.

Datsyuk has already missed Detroit's last two games and he will have to wait even longer to make a return to the lineup. "It would be nice to get Pavel back," coach Mike Babcock said. "I don't know when that's happening. He should be freshened up." The 36-year-old has been extremely productive this season. He has 23 goals and 58 points in 57 games in 2014-15. Datsyuk should be considered day-to-day right now.
Mar 22 - 10:34 AM

Pavel Datsyuk will be examined by doctors on Saturday to determine his playing status for Sunday's game against St. Louis.

Datsyuk has been out of action for the Wings' last two games with a lower-body injury but may be on verge of a return. Check back with us before game time Sunday to see if Datsyuk will be cleared to suit up.
Mar 21 - 11:06 AM

Coach Mike Babcock thinks that missing this current road trip will benefit Pavel Datsyuk as he recovers from a lower-body injury.

"I actually think for a guy like Pav, it's the best thing in the world that he's missing this trip," the Wings bench boss said. "He'll have had the whole week off this way, and that's got to freshen him up." Detroit begins four-game homestand on Sunday against St. Louis and it's unclear if Datsyuk will be ready to play in that game.
Mar 20 - 8:50 AM

Pavel Datsyuk will miss Detroit's next two games because of a lower-body injury.

He won't be with the team for road games against Florida on Thursday and versus Tampa Bay on Friday. Coach Mike Babcock isn't sure if Datsyuk will be ready to play on Sunday when St. Louis visits.
Mar 18 - 12:29 PM

Detroit veteran Pavel Datsyuk had a goal and an assist in the Red Wings' 5-2 victory over the visiting Edmonton Oilers Monday night.

Teemu Pulkkinen and Riley Sheahan equaled Datsyuk's goal-and-assist output. For Datsyuk, the goal was his 23rd of the season. He found the empty net at 19:42 of the third period. He also assisted on Pulkkinen's third goal. Sheahan's goal was his 11th of the season. Also scoring for Detroit were Justin Abdelkader (17th) and Niklas Kronwall (eighth). Pulkkinen assisted on Sheahan's goal. Sheahan assisted on Abdelkader's goal, which was the first of the Wings' two empty-net goals late in the third period. Henrik Zetterberg had three assists for the Wings, bringing his assist total this season to 41.
Mar 9 - 11:28 PM

Pavel Datsyuk notched two assists in the Detroit Red Wings' 5-3 loss to the Bruins in Boston Sunday.

The veteran center now has 32 assists on the season. His assists both came Sunday in the third period, on goals by Luke Glendening (ninth of the season) and Marek Zidlicky (sixth). Gustav Nyquist delivered the Wings' other goal, his 22nd of the season.
Mar 8 - 3:29 PM

Depth Charts

All Positions
PosRoleName
C1Pavel Datsyuk
2Darren Helm
3Riley Sheahan
4Stephen Weiss
5Luke Glendening
LW1Henrik Zetterberg
2Tomas Tatar
3Erik Cole
4Teemu Pulkkinen
5Drew Miller
6Daniel Cleary
RW1Gustav Nyquist
2Justin Abdelkader
3Tomas Jurco
4Joakim Andersson
5Johan Franzen
D1Niklas Kronwall
2Marek Zidlicky
3Danny DeKeyser
4Jonathan Ericsson
5Kyle Quincey
6Brendan Smith
7Jakub Kindl
G1Jimmy Howard
2Jonas Gustavsson
3Petr Mrazek