Datsyuk said he is symptom-free now and just needs a few practices to get into game shape.
This is great news for the Red Wings and Datsyuk owners. He will not play tonight and I suspect he won't play on Friday either, but maybe Saturday back at home vs. Florida. Monitor his status throughout the week and into the weekend.
Datsyuk (head) is on the ice for the Red Wings optional morning skate.
This is a good sign for the Red Wings and Datsyuk owners, he missed the morning skate yesterday and has been ruled out for tonight's game. Wings GM Ken Holland said that he needs a good week of practice before he can return to the lineup, so if Datsyuk can continue to practice he should be back by next week. It seems highly unlikely that he will play this weekend, but monitor his status regardless.
The Red Wings said yesterday that Datsyuk will need a good week of practice before he can return to the lineup. Not practicing today is not a good sign that he will be back this week. The Red Wings announced today that they will be without Henrik Zetterberg for at least two weeks, so the return of Datsyuk is vital to the Wings' offence.
Red Wings GM Ken Holland said Datsyuk needs "a good week of practice'' before being cleared to play, and isn't sure if he'll practice Tuesday.
Datsyuk is highly doubtful to play on Wednesday, and probably won't play at all this week. It sounds like Datsyuk is feeling OK, just not quite ready to jump back into practice. He is one of the best players in the NHL and the Red WIngs are not going to rush him back and risk getting injured again. The fact that the Red WIngs are 4-0 without him makes the decision not to rush him even easier.
Datsyuk (head) who is out tonight has also been ruled out for Friday.
Datsyuk was on the ice for the Red Wings optional skate this morning, which is a good sign, but he still won't play on Friday. The Red Wings are not sure if he will make the road trip at all, which puts his status for Sunday in doubt. Monitor his status as the week progresses.
Datsyuk rode the stationary bike today but did not skate with his teammates today. Red Wings GM Ken Holland confirmed that Datsyuk will not play tomorrow. Datsyuk was injured after being elbowed in the head by Senators defenseman Jared Cowen. Consider home questionable for Friday's game vs. the Islanders.
Datsyuk (head) is day-to-day and will be re-evaluated tomorrow for Wednesday's contest with Boston.
Datsyuk was injured on an elbow from Jared Cowen on Saturday and did not play on Sunday. The good news for the Red Wings is that the injury does not sound serious. He could play on Wednesday but it likely won't be announced until game-day.
The Detroit Red Wings haven't gotten an official diagnosis on the condition of Pavel Datsyuk, who suffered a possible concussion in the third period of Saturday's 4-2 home loss to the Ottawa Senators.
"I just texted him and he seems to be doing just fine," head coach Mike Babcock said before faceoff at the First Niagara Center. "So well see if he's available the next game." That Red Wings next game is Wednesday against the Boston Bruins at Joe Louis Arena.
The Detroit Red Wings will be missing their best player Sunday when they visit the Buffalo Sabres, as Pavel Datsyuk didn’t make the trip due to a possible concussion.
Datsyuk was elbowed in the jaw by defenseman Jared Cowen with 7:48 remaining in the Ottawa Senators’ 4-2 victory Saturday. Datsyuk was shaken up momentarily but got up and played three more shifts. His last shift, however, lasted only 12 seconds, and he did not play in the final 1:51. Daniel Alfredsson will take Datsyuk’s place in the lineup. Alfredsson has missed five games with a pulled groin.
Mike Babcock indicated Datsyuk and Henrik Zetterberg likely will be split up tomorrow.
The Red Wings have lost seven straight games (five in OT or SO), in that span they have scored 16 goals. Datsyuk scored five of those goals and assisted on two. Datsyuk and Zetterberg have scored a large majority of the Wings goals this season. Datsyuk has 11 while Z has 10 which is 21 of Detroit's 54 goals (38.8%). Splitting them up is an attempt to spark their impotent offence.
The Detroit Red Wings accomplished their No. 1 goal of the offseason Tuesday by agreeing to a $22.5 million US, three-year deal with Pavel Datsyuk.
Datsyuk led Detroit with 15 goals and 49 points in the 48-game, lockout-shortened season. The centre was tied for third on the team with nine points in the post-season, which ended in the second round against Chicago. The four-time All-Star and 2009 MVP finalist has 255 goals and 767 points during a career in which he has led a talented team in scoring six times. Datsyuk is sixth on the franchise's all-time scoring list, trailing Gordie Howe, Steve Yzerman, Alex Delvecchio, Nicklas Lidstrom and Sergei Fedorov.
Mike Babcock said that Datsyuk will be a game time decision for #RedWings game tonight vs. @mnwild.
Datsyuk missed the Red Wings last contest with a bruised shoulder. He will be a game-time decision for today's game vs. the Wild. Datsyuk has 6 G, 8 A and is a +5 in 13 games this season. The Red WIngs could use Datsyuk's services today as their forward corp is fairly depleted.