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Position
C
 
Jersey
13
Name  Pavel Datsyuk
Born  7/20/1978
Height  5-11
Weight  198
Shoots  L
4/26/2014 6:55:00 PM
Description: Pavel Datsyuk had a hand in both Red Wings goals Saturday against Boston.
Insight: Three of Detroit's six goals in the series were scored by Datsyuk. The 35-year-old averaged nearly a point per game this season (37 points in 45 contests) and should be an excellent fantasy choice in 2014-15.
 
4/24/2014 1:40:00 PM
Description: Red Wings center Pavel Datsyuk (knee) is probable for Game 4 of the Eastern Conference Quarterfinals Thursday against Boston.
Insight: Datsyuk missed 30 games due to knee inflammation from January-April, but he missed Wednesday's practice due to the birth of his daughter. He has just one point in three playoff games to date, but has been a point-a-game foward for most of his career.
 
4/13/2014 10:38:00 PM
Description: Red Wings center Pavel Datsyuk (knee) had his first multi-point game since Dec. 28 Sunday in the regular season finale against the Blues.
Insight: Datsyuk missed 30 games due to knee inflammation from January-April. He put up four points in six games since he returned to action and finished the regular season with 17 goals and 20 assists (37 points) in 45 games.
 
4/5/2014 9:58:00 PM
Description: Red Wings center Pavel Datsyuk (knee) had his first point since Dec. 30 with a goal Saturday.
Insight: Datsyuk missed 30 of 34 games due to knee inflammation before returning to the lineup Friday against the Sabres.
 
4/2/2014 5:24:00 PM
Description: Red Wings center Pavel Datsyuk (knee) will not play Wednesday, according to the Detroit Free Press.
Insight: Datsyuk has been dealing with knee inflammation since January and will miss his 30th game in the last 34. The center could be back Friday, but we wouldn't count on it. "I will play as soon as possible, but I need (to) be careful," Datsyuk said.
 
4/1/2014 5:55:00 PM
Description: Red Wings center Pavel Datsyuk (knee) will either return Wednesday or Friday, according to Helene St. James of the Detroit Free Press.
Insight: Datsyuk has been dealing with knee inflammation since January and missed 29 of the last 33 games. The center said he'll be a game-time decision Wednesday, which was surprising to Detroit coach Mike Babcock. "Someone told me he's playing Friday," Babcock said. "It's up to him. I haven't been involved in those things all year. I spend my time worrying about the players that are playing."
 
3/28/2014 5:38:00 PM
Description: Red Wings center Pavel Datsyuk (knee) went through a full practice Friday for the first time in more than three weeks, according to Bill Roose of detroitredwings.com.
Insight: Datsyuk has been dealing with knee inflammation since January and missed 27 of the last 31 games. He said Thursday he needs to participate in a few team practices before returning so he's unlikely to play Saturday or Sunday, but he should be back Wednesday against Boston at the latest.
 
3/5/2014 4:26:00 PM
Description: Red Wings will shut down Pavel Datsyuk for about three weeks, GM Ken Holland said, according to Detroit on Twitter.
Insight: The inflamed knee that has bothered Datsyuk since January has not improved. He won't need surgery at this time and will be reevaluated in three weeks.
 
3/3/2014 6:31:00 PM
Description: Red Wings center Pavel Datsyuk will miss Tuesday's game against the Devils and is doubtful for Thursday's contest against the Avalanche, according to the Detroit Free Press.
Insight: The inflamed knee that has bothered Datsyuk since January is not getting better with rest or medication. He'll get a fourth opinion Wednesday after the first three doctors indicated that surgery was not needed.
 
2/15/2014 10:44:00 AM
Description: Pavel Datsyuk starred for Russia Saturday in a loss to the United States.
Insight: Datsyuk scored both of Russia's goals in regulation before adding another during the shootout. The Russians will have a chance to rebound from this tough loss Sunday when they take on Slovakia.
 
2/8/2014 10:19:00 AM
Description: Red Wings center Pavel Datsyuk got just 13 minutes of ice time on Thursday night, his first game back since Jan. 1.
Insight: Datsyuk (groin) skated on a line with Darren Helm and Daniel Alfredsson. He's totaled 15 goals and 17 assists in 36 games. Hopefully he'll get more playing time in his second game back.
 
2/6/2014 3:45:00 PM
Description: Red Wings center Pavel Datsyuk was activated from injured reserve for Thursday's game against Florida.
Insight: Datsyuk (groin) skated on a line with Darren Helm and Daniel Alfredsson during Wednesday's practice, according to Ansar Khan of mlive.com. He's totaled 15 goals and 17 assists in 35 games. Get him in your lineup today.
 
2/5/2014 12:09:00 PM
Description: Red Wings center Pavel Datsyuk (groin) skated on a line with Darren Helm and Daniel Alfredsson during Wednesday's practice, according to Ansar Khan of mlive.com. He'll play Thursday unless he suffers a setback during the morning skate.
Insight: Datsyuk last played on Jan. 1. The veteran guaranteed he'll be ready to play for Russia in the Sochi Winter Olympics in February, and it looks like he'll get in a couple of games with the Red Wings first. He's totaled 15 goals and 17 assists in 35 games.
 
2/4/2014 5:48:00 PM
Description: Red Wings coach Ken Holland said center Pavel Datsyuk (groin) will return to the lineup Thursday barring a setback, according to Ansar Khan of mlive.com.
Insight: Datsyuk last played on Jan. 1. The veteran guaranteed he'll be ready to play for Russia in the Sochi Winter Olympics in February, but he's running out of time to get in a couple of games with Detroit before the break. He's totaled 15 goals and 17 assists in 35 games.
 
1/31/2014 9:50:00 AM
Description: Red Wings center Pavel Datsyuk (groin) skated at practice Thursday, but will not be in the lineup Fridayday, according to Mlive.
Insight: Datsyuk last played on Jan. 1. The veteran guaranteed he'll be ready to play for Russia in the Sochi Winter Olympics in February, but he's running out of time to get in a couple of games with Detroit before the break. He's totaled 15 goals and 17 assists in 35 games.
 
1/28/2014 5:36:00 PM
Description: Red Wings center Pavel Datsyuk (groin) will not be in the lineup Tuesday, according to the Detroit News.
Insight: Datsyuk last played on Jan. 1. The veteran guaranteed he'll be ready to play for Russia in the Sochi Winter Olympics in February, but he's running out of time to get in a couple of games with Detroit before the break.
 
1/25/2014 9:20:00 PM
Description: Red Wings center Pavel Datsyuk (groin) will miss Sunday's game but hopes to be back next week, according to the Detroit Free Press.
Insight: Datsyuk last played on Jan. 1 and wasn't expected to be out this long. The veteran guaranteed he'll be ready to play for Russia in the Sochi Winter Olympics in a couple of weeks.
 
1/22/2014 1:22:00 PM
Description: Red Wings center Pavel Datsyuk (groin) said he feels better and could be back within the week, according to Helene St. James of the Detroit Free Press.
Insight: Datsyuk last played on Jan. 1 and wasn't expected to be out this long. The veteran guaranteed he'll be ready to play for Russia in the Sochi Winter Olympics in a couple of weeks.
 
1/20/2014 11:22:00 AM
Description: Detroit center Pavel Datsyuk remains on injured reserve with what is believed to be a groin injury.
Insight: Datsyuk was not expected to be out for this long, he's missed the last six games, but as with Daniel Alfredsson when you get up in years the body heals slower. He' posted 32 points in 35 games so whenever he returns he should go immediately back into all fantasy lineups.
 
1/12/2014 7:12:00 PM
Description: Detroit center Pavel Datsyuk won't be in the lineup Sunday against the Ducks. SOURCE: Ansar Khan, MLive.com
Insight: A groin injury has kept him out for the last week and a half. Datsyuk's next chance to play will come Thursday night against the Rangers.