Datsyuk (ankle) will return to the Red Wings lineup on Friday.
Datsyuk has missed the first five weeks of the season after having ankle surgery this summer, but he is set to return to the lineup tonight vs. the Sharks. Datsyuk will play on the Red Wings’ top line with Henrik Zetterberg and Justin Abdelkader as well as their top power-play unit. Datsyuk should be activated in all formats.
Datsyuk has missed the first 15 games of the season after undergoing ankle surgery this offseason. Datsyuk’s return is huge for the Red Wings, who currently rank 26th in the NHL in scoring. Even at the age of 37, Datsyuk remains one of the top offensive threats in the NHL—he had 26 goals and 39 assists (65 points) in 63 games last season.
Datsyuk skated on the Red Wings top line with Henrik Zetterberg and Dylan Larkin on Monday, but he will still be held out of the lineup on Tuesday. He is nearing his season debut, so monitor his status leading up to Friday’s game.
Datsyuk, who is expected to be back in early-to-mid November returned to practice on Monday, but only made it through half of the session. Datsyuk will not travel with the team until he starts practicing fully. Mid-November is still Datsyuk’s target.
The Red Wings have placed Datsyuk (ankle) on injured reserve.
Datsyuk is expected to miss the first month of the season after undergoing offseason ankle surgery. His movement to IR opens up a roster spot for the Red Wings to keep a young forward, like Dylan Larkin, around for an extended NHL look.
Datsyuk (ankle) is expected to start skating in two weeks.
Datsyuk is still recovering after undergoing offseason ankle surgery. He met with his doctor on Thursday who gave him the green light to resume skating next week. Datsyuk will miss the start of the regular season, but should be back by early November.
Datsyuk, who has been hampered by a lower-body injury will be held out of the lineup during the season finale on Saturday. He has two goals and three assists in his last three games and should be ready to go for game 1.
Datsyuk did not skate this morning; but will play vs. Montreal.
Datsyuk missed the morning skate just like he did on Tuesday when he played and he is expected to do the same tonight in Montreal. Playing on a line with Henrik Zetterberg and Darren Helm, Datsyuk collected the game-winning goal and one assist in 17:38 TOI.
Datsyuk (lower-body) will be a game-time decision on Tuesday.
Datsyuk missed the morning skate, but GM Ken Holland said that Datsyuk is expected to take warmups before they decide whether or not he will play tonight vs. the Hurricanes. If he does play, he is expected to play on the top-line with Henrik Zetterberg and Darren Helm.
Datsyuk will miss his second straight game and the seventh of the last nine games. He skated this morning, but won’t be available tonight vs. the Sens. He said he is feeling better and hopes to be back in the lineup on Saturday.
Datsyuk missed five games with a lower-body injury, but played in the last two games prior to last night. He did not make it out for pre-game warmups because he had a “flare up” with the injury and was replaced by Daniel Cleary. Consider him day-to-day and monitor his status prior to Thursday’s game.