Datsyuk (knee) confirmed that he will play on Friday.
"Looking forward to a game on Friday! I am in..." Datsyuk announced on Twitter. After missing 16 games, Datsyuk will return on a line with Darren Helm and Justin Abdelkader tomorrow vs. the Sabres. Head coach Mike Babcock will likely ease Dats back into the lineup, but expect to see him on the top power-play unit for sure.
Datsyuk (knee) looks like he will be back in the Red WIngs lineup on Friday.
Datsyuk has missed the last 16 games with a knee injury. The Red Wings young AHL call-ups have done an excellent job putting the Wings in a good spot to make the playoffs despite missing Datsyuk and Henrik Zetterberg. Datsyuk was skating on a line with Darren Helm and Justin Abdelkader this morning which suggests he will return tomorrow. Monitor his status during the gameday skate, but all signs are pointing towards his return. Datsyuk had 15 goals and 18 assists (33 points) in 39 games this season.
Datsyuk said that pain is not the reason that he won't play tonight, but it is his conditioning that will keep him out of the lineup. It seemed unlikely that he was going to play tonight after Mike Babcock said that he might be back Friday. So look for him to play vs. the Sabres on Friday.
Red Wings head coach Mike Babcock was under the impression that Datsyuk (knee) would be back on Friday, did not know that Datsyuk was considering playing on Wednesday.
Datsyuk called himself a game-time decision this morning. Datsyuk will take part in the morning skate and then decide whether or not he can go vs. the Bruins. If Dats can not play on Wednesday, it certainly sounds like he will be available for Friday.
Datsyuk (knee) will be a game-time decision Wednesday.
Datsyuk has not play since February 27th, but says that his knee feels good-to-go tomorrow, but conditioning will be a concern. This will be a massive boost to the Red Wings offence who have been getting it done wihtout Datsyuk and Henrik Zetterberg. Monitor his status during Wednesday's morning skate.
Datsyuk (knee) is a full participant in Red WIngs' practice, first time since being shutdown.
Datsyuk said on Thursday that he needs a few good team practices before he can return to game action, he has reportedly looked very good while rotating in on the top two lines this morning. This is a huge step for Datsyuk, who the Red Wings are eager to get back after dropping their last three contests. Do not expect to see Datsyuk in the lineup on Saturday or Sunday. However, if that changes we will let you know.
Datsyuk (knee) is practicing with the Red WIngs this morning.
Datsyuk was not a full participant, but was skating for the first time since being shut down in early March. Datsyuk has missed the last 12 games, and will not be back this week, but this is a huge step for the Red Wings.
The Red Wings announced on March 5 that Datsyuk was being shut down for three weeks to give his ailing knee time to heal, after which time he would be re-evaluated. The three week point is Wednesday, so doctors and trainers will take a look at Dats and decide where to go from there. Datsyuk tweeted Monday night that he has started skating and is “hoping to play soon.” That is positive news and the Red Wings could really use Datsyuk back in their lineup as they continue to push for the playoffs.
The Red Wings announced on March 5th that they would shut Datsyuk down for three weeks. Next Wednesday (26th) will mark the three-week point, so he will be re-evaluated next week and decide what to do with him after that. Datsyuk hasn’t played or been on the ice since February 27.
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.