The Red Wings are shutting down Datsyuk (knee) for about three weeks.
This is terrible news for the Red Wings who will already be without Henrik Zetterberg for the remainder of the regular season. Datsyuk will miss between 10-12 of the Red Wings remaining 21 games. Datsyuk does not need surgery, but they will shut him down from three weeks and see where he is at after that.
Datsyuk (knee) will not play Thursday and likely won't play Friday either.
Datsyuk was not available for Tuesday's contest and will miss his second straight game with a lingering knee injury. The Red Wings sit one point out of the playoffs and could certainly use Datsyuk back in their lineup as soon as possible. He has not officially been ruled out for Friday's game, so monitor his status prior to their clash with the Devils.
There was some concern that Datsyuk would miss tonight's game because of lingering pain, but he will play. After tomorrow's game vs. Ottawa the Red Wings are off until next Tuesday, which will be a great time for Datsyuk to get his knee rested up and healthy for a playoff push. There is still no word on who his linemates will be.
Datsyuk (knee) hopes to play on Wednesday, but is not 100 per cent he will be in the lineup.
Datsyuk said that the knee pain is the same as it was before the Olympic break. He represented Russia in Sochi, which appears to have hurt his status with the Red Wings. The Wings are already without their captain Henrik Zetterberg, so they need Datsyuk in their lineup if they are going to make the playoffs. Monitor his status following Wednesday's morning skate.
Datsyuk (lower-body) will play in Russia's tournament opener on Thursday.
Datsyuk missed Monday's practice with the lower-body injury that has been plaguing him for over a month. He was back on the ice on Tuesday and was centring a line with Alexander Radulov and Ilya Kovalchuk. Datsyuk is the captain of Team Russia and he is determined to play in front of his home country. When asked how his injury felt, Datsyuk smiled and replied, "What injury?" Russia gets underway on Thursday at 7:30 am EST vs. Slovenia.
Datsyuk (lower-body) did not participate in Team Russia's practice Monday morning.
Datsyuk has been battling a lower-body injury, that could keep him out of Russia's tournament opener on Thursday vs. Slovenia. With the opponent being one that should be easy to beat, they could play it safe with Datsyuk and let him rest before Saturday's clash with the Americans. Datsyuk is set to centre the second line with former NHLers Ilya Kovalchuk and Alexander Radulov.
Datsyuk has not played since the Winter Classic on January 1st. The Red Wings are slowly starting to get healthy and they are still sitting in the last WIld Card spot in the East despite playing most of January with an AHL dominant roster. Datsyuk will centre a line with Darren Helm and Daniel Alfredsson tonight in Florida.
Barring a setback, Datsyuk (groin) is expected to return to the Red Wings lineup on Thursday.
Datsyuk has not played since the January 1st Winter Classic because of a groin injury. He has been skating consistently, but has not felt 100 per cent. Datsyuk will captain Team Russia at the Olympics, so there has been a lot of pressure on him to get back to full health. The Red Wings and Datsyuk will decide whether or not he will play after Thursday's morning skate.
Datsyuk (lower-body) will not travel to Philadelphia.
Datsyuk hasn't played since January 1 because of a lower-body injury. He had been skating, then took a few days off, then began practicing again. He's considered close, but that's been his status for several days now.
Datsyuk (groin) said he feels better and could be back within the week.
Datsyuk declared himself 100 per cent for the Olympics, so one would expect he will be back in the Red Wings lineup prior to the Olympic break. The Red Wings are sliding in the Eastern Conference standings and could certainly use Datsyuk's magic back in the lineup.
Datsyuk (groin) left practice early again this afternoon.
This is the second time this week that Datsyuk has not made it through the full practice. This is obviously not a good sign for Datsyk owners or the Red Wings. He is extremely doubtful to play on Saturday.
Datsyuk will miss his fourth straight game tonight. The Red Wings are off until Thursday after tonight, so even if Datsyuk is close, they are giving him the extra rest until they face the Rangers on Thursday.