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Pavel Datsyuk | Center

Team: Detroit Red Wings
Age / DOB:  (37) / 7/20/1978
Ht / Wt:  5'11' / 194
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Pavel Datsyuk became the sixth Red Wings player in franchise history to score 300 goals and 500 assists.
The Russian wonder scored his second goal and third point of the season, in the second period Wednesday night against the Bruins. The aging wizard started slow with only two points in the first six games (6-1-1-2) after debuting 15-games into the season due to an ankle injury. Nov 25 - 8:51 PM

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Pavel Datsyuk scored in Saturday's 4-3 OT win over the St. Louis Blues.

Datsyuk opened the scoring at the 10:14 mark of the first period. Brad Richards and Teemu Pulkkinen picked up the assists on Datsyuk's first goal of the season. The 37-year-old has missed all but six games because of an ankle injury and now has two points in 2015-16.
Nov 22 - 10:06 AM

Pavel Datsyuk picked up his first point of the season Wednesday in a 2-1 overtime loss to Washington.

He earned the lone assist on a goal by rookie Dylan Larkin. Datsyuk also finished his fourth appearance of the 2015-16 season with four shots. He still appears to be rounding into form after missing the first month of the year.
Nov 19 - 7:41 AM

Pavel Datsyuk looked good in his season debut Friday night against San Jose.

Although the Red Wings lost 3-2, Datsyuk was impressive in his first game of the season following a lengthy recovery from an ankle injury. The tricky pivot took four shots on goalin 20:53 of playing time and was selected as the third star of the contest. If you have not already done so, activate Datsyuk.
Nov 14 - 9:21 AM

Pavel Datsyuk (ankle) will make his season debut on Friday.

Datsyuk was already expected to return on Friday, but now it seems to have been firmed up. He's projected to play on a line with Henrik Zetterberg and Justin Abdelkader. If you've been waiting patiently for the last month and a half, it's time to activate Datsyuk.
Nov 12 - 1:24 PM

Coach Jeff Blashill hopes to have Pavel Datsyuk back in the lineup on Friday.

Datsyuk hasn't played yet this year because of off-season ankle surgery. Despite being limited to 63 games in 2014-15, Datsyuk registered 65 points and in 2013-14 when he played in only 45 contests he earned 37 points. His injury problems are concerning, but when he plays he makes an impact.
Nov 10 - 11:37 AM

Pavel Datsyuk skated alongside Henrik Zetterberg and Dylan Larkin on Monday at practice.

Coach Jeff Blashill intends to play Datsyuk with Zetterberg when he's ready to return, but he hasn't decided on their other linemate yet. Datsyuk won't be back in the fold on Tuesday, but he is getting close.
Nov 9 - 2:47 PM

Pavel Datsyuk (ankle) is still at least one week away from returning to Detroit's lineup.

The 37-year-old has yet to play in a game this season, but that should change in the next week or so. He will be a welcomed addition to Detroit's lineup whenever he can suit up. "What's frustrating is to practice, practice and practice," Datsyuk said. "But it's more important to recover and keep playing (when he returns)."
Nov 8 - 10:58 AM

Pavel Datsyuk (ankle) will not travel with the Red Wings to Toronto.

Though it shouldn't come as a surprise, this obviously means that Datsyuk won't return on Friday. He has been practicing with the Red Wings lately, but his return isn't imminent.
Nov 5 - 11:49 AM

Detroit didn't have a practice scheduled for Wednesday, but Pavel Datsyuk (ankle) was on the ice.

Datsyuk may be ready to make his season debut as soon as next week. He accounted for 26 goals and 65 points in 63 games last season, so don't be surprised if he makes an immediate impact when he returns.
Nov 5 - 8:01 AM

Pavel Datsyuk (ankle) upped his workload during Monday's practice.

He looks like he could be back in another week or two, but we'll keep you posted on his progress. Datsyuk is still waiting to make his season debut following off-season ankle surgery.
Nov 3 - 10:12 AM

Pavel Datsyuk (ankle) took part in Monday's practice.

"I mean, I think it's good to see him skate," coach Jeff Blashill said. "I think it's good to see him out there with us. ... It doesn’t change timelines. Like, I don't even know what the timeline is. I just know he seems to be progressing, and that's a positive thing." Datsyuk isn't expected to return until mid-November, but he is making encouraging progress as he recovers from off-season ankle surgery.
Oct 26 - 2:21 PM

Pavel Datsyuk (ankle) skated on his own before Monday's practice.

However, he probably won't be back at practice for a few more weeks. "Datsyuk's making progress," coach Jeff Blashill said. "I don't have a time(frame on a return). But he's making progress." Datsyuk may return in early or mid-November.
Oct 20 - 10:08 AM

The Detroit Red Wings have placed Pavel Datsyuk (ankle) on injured reserve retroactive to September 18th.

Datsyuk is expected to return sometime in November. This move opens up a roster spot on Detroit's roster. He is a must-add when he returns to full health. The 37-year-old scored 26 goals and 65 points in 63 games last season.
Oct 4 - 2:16 PM

Pavel Datsyuk (ankle) is expected to resume skating in two-to-four weeks, according to his agent.

Datsyuk should make his return in five-to-six weeks, which translates to early-to-mid November. He had 26 goals and 65 points in 63 contests in 2014-15. Injuries have been a recurring theme for him in recent years, but as you can see he's still very effective when healthy.
Sep 30 - 4:57 PM

Depth Charts

All Positions
C1Pavel Datsyuk
2Brad Richards
3Dylan Larkin
4Darren Helm
5Riley Sheahan
6Luke Glendening
LW1Henrik Zetterberg
2Tomas Tatar
3Teemu Pulkkinen
4Drew Miller
RW1Gustav Nyquist
2Justin Abdelkader
3Johan Franzen
4Joakim Andersson
D1Niklas Kronwall
2Mike Green
3Danny DeKeyser
4Kyle Quincey
5Brendan Smith
6Jonathan Ericsson
7Jakub Kindl
8Alexey Marchenko
G1Jimmy Howard
2Petr Mrazek