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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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The NHL reportedly asked if Henrik Zetterberg or Pavel Datsyuk were interested in playing at the All-Star Game and they both rejected the offer.
Gustav Nyquist left Wednesday morning for Mexico and Tomas Tatar also headed out for his vacation over the All-Star break, but they could have been options. Jimmy Howard was the only Detroit player selected to take part in All-Star weekend, but he won't be there because of a groin injury. In the end, the Wings had already made their plans and they were sticking to them. Jan 22 - 4:59 PM

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Pavel Datsyuk registered two assists in Detroit's 5-2 win over Nashville on Saturday night.

Datsyuk assisted on Kyle Quincey's first period goal, and he also registered an assist on Henrik Zetterberg's second period goal. The 36-year-old has missed some time because of injury, but he is rolling at a point-per-game pace. Datsyuk has 15 goals and 34 points in 34 games this season. He was named the game's third star.
Jan 18 - 10:07 AM

Pavel Datsyuk steered a shot past Brian Elliott in the dying seconds of overtime to secure the Red Wings a 3-2 win over the Blues on Thursday night.

Datsyuk now has 15 goals and 32 points in 33 games this season. The 36-year-old had gone pointless in three of his past four games before recording points in the Red Wings' last two games.
Jan 16 - 12:31 AM

Pavel Datsyuk netted the game-winning goal Tuesday against Edmonton on a late power-play marker.

Edmonton's Benoit Pouliot was assessed a four-minute penalty for spearing Jonathan Ericsson and the Red Wings took advantage. Datsyuk got the winner with just 34 seconds left in the third. He also had an assist on a power-play goal by Justin Abdelkader in the second stanza. Datsyuk has 30 points in 29 matches.
Jan 7 - 10:27 AM

Detroit coach Mike Babcock split up Pavel Datsyuk and Henrik Zetterberg during Friday morning's practice.

This isn't the first time Babcock has split up his top two players and it won't be the last. Datsyuk and Zetterberg have been playing side-by-side for the past few weeks but Babcock wanted to try something different Friday. Datsyuk skated between Tomas Tatar and Justin Abdelkader, while Zetterberg centred a unit featuring Riley Sheahan and Gustav Nyquist on the wings. There is no telling whether Babcock will employ these units against Vancouver Saturday night, though. Just an FYI.
Jan 3 - 10:15 AM

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.
Sun, Dec 21, 2014 09:00:00 PM

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."
Sun, Dec 21, 2014 10:51:00 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.
Mon, Dec 8, 2014 06:39:00 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.
Sun, Dec 7, 2014 09:03:00 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.
Fri, Dec 5, 2014 08:45:00 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.
Wed, Dec 3, 2014 12:12:00 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.
Tue, Dec 2, 2014 06:54:00 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.
Sun, Nov 30, 2014 05:49:00 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."
Sun, Nov 30, 2014 10:48:00 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.
Wed, Nov 26, 2014 10:31:00 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
7Alexei Marchenko
G1Jimmy Howard
2Jonas Gustavsson
3Petr Mrazek
4Thomas McCollum