There has been heavy speculation that Red Wings star Pavel Datsyuk will return to play in his native Russia when his contract runs out after next season.

That's not going to happen, Red Wings coach Mike Babcock said Wednesday.

"You mean how long is his deal and how much is he gonna make? Well, there's this much possibility he's going back to Russia," said Babcock, making a zero with his thumb and index finger. "I mean, we'll get it done (new deal) in the summer."

Datsyuk is set to make $6.7 million in 2013-14, the final year of his contract. An extension hammered out this summer could revise that figure. Datsyuk's agent, Gary Greenstin, and Red Wings general manager Ken Holland plan to talk about an extension in July.

Wings forward Henrik Zetterberg will make $7.5 million next season on a contract that doesn't expire until 2021.

Datsyuk, 34, was drafted by the Wings in 1998 and debuted with the team in 2001-02. He has played only for the Wings in the NHL, but was with CSKA Moscow of the Kontinental League during the NHL lockout.