Although Pavel Datsyuk's ankle surgery originally came with a four-to-six week timetable, that might not prove to be the case.
Pavel Datsyuk has undergone ankle surgery and will need four-to-six weeks for recovery.
Pavel Datsyuk scored a power play goal in Saturday's win over Tampa Bay.
Pavel Datsyuk will be looking to rebound defensively from a poor third period in Game 4 when the Red Wings face off against the Lightning in Game 5 Saturday night in Tampa.
Pavel Datsyuk netted his second goal of the postseason Tuesday as the Red Wings upended Tampa Bay by a score of 3-0.
For the fifth time in his career, Pavel Datsyuk has been named a Lady Byng Trophy finalist. He is joined by Calgary's Jiri Hudler and LA's Anze Kopitar as finalists.
Pavel Datsyuk jumpstarted the Red Wings' post-season with two goals in the first 20:08 of Game 1 on Thursday night which helped Detroit push past Tampa Bay 3-2.
Updating an earlier item, Pavel Datsyuk is indeed scratched from Saturday's regular season finale against Carolina.
It is very unlikely that Pavel Datsyuk will suit up against the Hurricanes in the Red Wings' last game of the season.
Pavel Datsyuk helped the Red Wings earn a crucial point on Thursday night by scoring and assisting in the team's overtime loss to Montreal.
Pavel Datsyuk scored a goal and an assist, including the eventual winner, during Tuesday's 3-2 win over Carolina.
Pavel Datsyuk skipped the morning skate, but GM Ken Holland expects him to be in the pregame warmup.
Pavel Datsyuk still appears to be dealing with an ankle or foot injury.
Look for Pavel Datsyuk to return to action against Minnesota Saturday night.