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We should know more about Pavel Datsyuk's status between June 6-16, according to his agent.

Datsyuk will reportedly meet with Detroit GM Ken Holland early to mid-June. "He would like to leave, but at the same time, he wants to make sure the Wings have options," said Datsyuk's agent, Dan Milstein. "He wants to help the team any way he can with the salary cap issue." The only thing that can solve that is if he gets traded to another club willing to absorb his $7.5 million cap hit.
May 23 - 11:38 AM

Pavel Datsyuk says he hasn't made a decision on his future with the Detroit Red Wings.

After the Red Wings were eliminated in the playoffs, reports surfaced about Datsyuk retiring from the NHL to join a team in the KHL so that he could be closer to family. Datsyuk clearly has some game left, as he had three assists in Sunday's Bronze Medal Game against the United States. The 37-year-old had 16 goals and 49 points in 66 games this season.
Source: TSN.ca
May 22 - 11:01 PM

Pavel Datsyuk had three assists in Russia's 7-2 win over Team USA in the Bronze Medal Game at the World Hockey Championship.

Datsyuk and his national team were dominant on Sunday. The 37-year-old picked up the primary assists on goals by Sergei Mozyakin (2-0), Ivan Telegin (3-0) and Mozyakin again (6-2). The Russians managed to save face by winning the bronze medal on home ice after being knocked out of gold medal contention by Finland in the semi-final.
May 22 - 11:47 AM

Pavel Datsyuk's agent denied a report that his client has accepted a deal with a Russian club.

The report, which originates from Sovsport.ru, states that Datsyuk has agreed to a two-year contract with St. Petersburgh SKA that will be signed after the 2016 Worlds. "I know for a fact that Pavel has not discussed a contract while playing for the national team in Russia," agent Dan Milstein said. "I spoke with him to confirm this again. For a fact we don't have a contract with anybody (Russian team) right now." Datsyuk still has a year remaining on his contract with Detroit, but he's likely to either retire or sign with a KHL squad.
Source: MLive.com
May 20 - 5:13 PM

Dylan Larkin has two goals and seven points in eight games at the 2016 Worlds.

Larkin is playing for Team USA, which has advanced to the semifinals. This is his second World Championship and a stark contrast from 2015 when he was limited to one assist in 10 games.
May 20 - 8:53 AM

Darren Helm might be tough for the Red Wings to re-sign.

Helm is eligible to become a UFA after completing his four-year, $8.5 million deal. The 29-year-old has some versatility given his ability to play a physical game, kill penalties, and chip in a bit offensively. There could be decent demand for him on the open market as a result and that might push him beyond what the Red Wings are looking to spend.
May 20 - 8:39 AM

Brad Richards will become an unrestricted free agent on July 1.

Detroit doesn't plan on re-signing Richards before that date, if at all. He had 10 goals and 28 points in 68 contests with Detroit in 2015-16.
May 19 - 5:39 PM

The Detroit Red Wings don't intend to re-sign Kyle Quincey before July 1.

Consequently, Quincey will be able to test the unrestricted free agent waters. He had four goals and 11 points in 47 contests in 2015-16.
May 19 - 5:38 PM

Niklas Kronwall will not undergo surgery for his knee injury.

Kronwall had his left knee scopes in January and it remained an issue with him for the remainder of the Red Wings' campaign. He had three goals and 26 points in 64 games in 2015-16.
May 19 - 12:05 PM

Pavel Datsyuk has a goal and seven assists in seven games during the 2016 Worlds.

That's in contrast to the 2016 NHL playoffs where Datsyuk was kept off the scoresheet for five straight games. Datsyuk will turn 38 years old on July 20 and while he does have one season left on his contract with Detroit, it sounds like the forward is leaning towards playing in the KHL next season. Whatever he decides, he'll inform Detroit after the World Championship is over.
May 19 - 8:54 AM

Pavel Datsyuk picked up a goal and an assist in a 4-1 win for Russia against Sweden in the last game of the preliminary round of the World Championship.

The goal was his first of the tournament, but he has also added seven assists in seven games. Datsyuk is expected to talk with Detroit after the World Championship about his future.
May 17 - 5:25 PM

As expected, Jeff Salajko has been named the new goalie coach of the Detroit Red Wings.

He has spent the past three seasons as the goaltending development coach for Detroit's AHL affiliate, the Grand Rapids Griffins, where he worked alongside Detroit bench boss Jeff Blashill for two years. He has worked with Petr Mrazek and he has helped Jared Coreau and Tom McCollum improve this season.
May 17 - 4:06 PM

Ryan Sproul and Nick Jensen may be in the mix for a roster spot next year on Detroit.

They both would have to clear waivers to be sent down to the minors, so they should get long looks at training camp. Sproul has only one game of NHL experience, but he played very well for Grand Rapids in 2015-16. He notched 12 goals and 35 points in 75 games during the regular season and he added nine points in nine matches during the playoffs.
May 17 - 10:06 AM

Xavier Ouellet is expected to finally graduate to the Detroit Red Wings next season.

He would have to clear waivers to be sent down to the minors and the Red Wings believe he is ready for full-time NHL action. Ouellet has skated in just 30 games with Detroit over the past three seasons and he has contributed four points.
May 17 - 10:01 AM

Gustav Nyquist netted his seventh goal in six games at the World Championship on Sunday in a 3-2 shootout win over Switzerland.

He currently leads the tournament in goal scoring. Nyquist has notched three goals on the power play and he has one shorthanded for Team Sweden.
May 16 - 8:49 AM


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