The status of Pavel Datsyuk for Russia's Olympic team remained in some question on Monday.

After national coach Zinetula Bilyaletdinov said on Sunday that if Datsyuk weren't 100 percent, he could be replaced on the roster, everybody was awaiting Datsyuk's arrival in Sochi. That came on Monday and it didn't take long for RUssia to hit the ice for practice and the team photo.

When the team came out, Datsyuk was on hand for the photo but he wasn't on the ice when Russia practiced. That hardly sounds like somebody who is 100 percent right now.

But before going much further in thinking somehow that Russia's captain could be ruled out for the Games, consider what Russian goaltending great Vladislav Tretiak had to say after speaking to Datsyuk upon his arrival from the States (via RSport).

"I asked him about his health and he told me everything is fine. I talked to everybody and they are all ready and in a good mood," Tretiak said.

Ilya Kovalchuk is equally confident that Datsyuk will be fine. In fact, he thinks Monday was the only time we won't see Datsyuk with the team.