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Pavel Datsyuk | Center

Team: Detroit Red Wings
Age / DOB:  (36) / 7/20/1978
Ht / Wt:  5'11' / 198
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Pavel Datsyuk (shoulder) won't be ready to play Wednesday versus Boston.
He made the announcement after Tuesday's practice that he would miss his third straight game to open the year. Datsyuk is still considered day-to-day. Oct 15 - 10:01 AM

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While he's feeling better, Detroit Red Wings forward Pavel Datsyuk hasn't been cleared for contact and still doesn't really have a return date in mind.

His shoulder injury is serious enough to hurt his fantasy value, although he's at least able to be stashed on IR. He was limited to just 45 games in 2013-14, so health hasn't been there lately for the 36-year-old.
Source: MLive.com
Oct 11 - 4:29 PM

Pavel Datsyuk (shoulder) won't be available for Detroit's season opener.

Datsyuk was a long shot to play in the opener already, but now we have confirmation that he's out. Odds are he'll return in mid-to-late October.
Oct 8 - 1:02 PM

Pavel Datsyuk (shoulder) skated with his teammates for the second consecutive day on Friday.

Datsyuk was wearing a noncontact jersey. The skilled Russian suffered a second-degree shoulder separation in a game on September 22nd. Datsyuk isn’t sure if he’ll be available for Detroit’s opener on October 9th. "It’s nice to play in the opener in front of the home stand, but it’s the hockey life," said Datsyuk. "It doesn’t frustrate me; I know it’s a long season. I have to be focused to play too many games in a whole year. Datsyuk is a gifted offensive player but he missed 37 games last season and 35 games two seasons ago. He will produce points, but staying healthy will be key.
Oct 4 - 9:15 AM

Pavel Datsyuk (shoulder) has been placed on the injured reserve list.

It's important to note that the move is retroactive September 22, so he's still eligible to play in the regular season opener. He's still doubtful Detroit's opener though as his initial diagnosis suggested that he would be out until mid-to-late October.
Oct 3 - 2:47 PM

Pavel Datsyuk (shoulder) skated again on Friday.

Datsyuk also was on the ice Thursday, but he still isn't ready for contact drills. "I feel good to be with the team," Datsyuk said. "I try to keep the pace but it’s still not ready. It (shoulder) still bother me." He's not expected to be available for the start of the regular season.
Oct 3 - 1:37 PM

Pavel Datsyuk (shoulder) skated with the Red Wings at practice on Thursday.

He was wearing a no-contact jersey and stayed on the ice for the first part of the session. Datsyuk is expected to miss the beginning of the season after he suffered a separated right shoulder on Sept. 22. His timetable was set at four weeks from the time of the ailment.
Source: Mlive
Oct 2 - 4:01 PM

Pavel Datsyuk (shoulder) said he's "feeling much better" and he thinks he can start skating on his own again soon.

"Pavel is a fast healer. Pavel is a really committed athlete, he digs in," said coach Mike Babcock. "He's training like a dog. He'll be just fine." The original timetable for his return was set at four-to-five weeks.
Sep 26 - 9:20 AM

Pavel Datsyuk is expected to miss the next four-to-five weeks with a second-degree shoulder separation.

Datsyuk sustained the injury during Detroit's preseason opener. Anyone who hoped that Datsyuk might be able to stay healthy this season has already had their hopes dashed. He had 37 points in just 45 contests in 2013-14.
Sep 24 - 1:19 PM

Pavel Datsyuk will undergo an MRI on his injured shoulder.

Datsyuk probably won't have it until Wednesday though, so this might be the last update we get on his condition on Tuesday. He left Monday's preseason contest due to the ailment. The good news is that he doesn't think the injury is serious.
Sep 23 - 12:13 PM

Red Wings center Pavel Datsyuk injured his shoulder in Monday's preseason-opening 2-1 win over Pittsburgh.

Datsyuk reportedly suffered the injury as a result of a Rob Scuderi hit. There's no word on the severity of the ailment, but Red Wings fans will be holding their breath until he gets re-evaluated on Tuesday.
Sep 22 - 10:11 PM

Pavrl Datsyuk appeared to be in midseason for for Detroit Monday as they defeated the Penguins by a score of 2-1 in preseason action.

Datsyuk recorded a goal and an assist in the victory while the Red Wings also received a goal from Tomas Tatar. The goaltending duties were split between Jimmy Howard, who stopped 25 of 26 shots in 40 minutes of play, and Petr Mrazek, who stopped all 10 shots he faced in the third stanza.
Sep 22 - 9:37 PM

Pavel Datsyuk feels normal after multiple injuries limited him to 45 games in 2013-14.

"Everything has come back," Datsyuk said. "I felt better at the end of the playoffs. I could push of my knee, but I lost muscle around my knee. Now it's so much better and comfortable." He's a good bet to surpass the 70-point mark if he can play a full 82 games, but he's dealt with quite a few injuries over the last few years and at the age of 36, his ability to stay healthy is a growing concern.
Sep 9 - 6:45 PM

Pavel Datsyuk skated for the first time at Detroit's informal workouts on Monday at Joe Louis Arena.

He didn't speak to the media, but he may do interviews on Tuesday to update his status. Datsyuk suited up in 45 games last season and he missed 30 contests due to a knee injury. He was productive in the playoffs and didn't require surgery, so he's expected to be good to go when training camp begins.
Sep 8 - 4:31 PM

Pavel Datsyuk is open to playing in the KHL before his career ends.

"It is hard to talk about it now," Datsyuk said. "My dream is to play for the (KHL team) remains, but (I have to) look at how the rest of my hockey career (goes)." Datsyuk, 36, is about to start a three-year, $22.5 million contract with Detroit. He had 17 goals and 37 points in 45 games in 2013-14.
Sep 2 - 8:14 AM

Depth Charts

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