Pavel Datsyuk RUMORS & NEWS

  • Red Wings’ Pavel Datsyuk to sign with SKA

    Sportsnet "Pavel Datsyuk has reportedly reached a final decision on his 2016-17 season. The Detroit Red Wings legend is nearing a two-year deal with KHL club SKA St. Petersburg, according to multiple reports out of Russia. Gennady Timchenko, chairman of the KHL’s board of directors, told reporter Slava..." May 25

  • Datsyuk ‘wants to make sure the Wings have options,’ says his agent

    Pro Hockey Talk "Pavel Datsyuk‘s future with the Detroit Red Wings and in the National Hockey League has been up in the air for a while now, as he’s linked to rumors of a return to Russia and the KHL. His agent, Dan Milstein, recently explained to the Detroit Free Press that Datsyuk’s future should become clear..." May 24

  • Datsyuk says he hasn't made decision on future

    TSN "Pavel Datsyuk might not be done quite yet. The Russian superstar told TSN Hockey Insider Darren Dreger that he has lots of hockey in his future and hasn't made a decision on what he plans to do next season. This came on the heels of Russia's 7-2 throttling of the United States in the bronze..." May 23

  • Datsyuk's agent refutes report of KHL deal

    The Score "Pavel Datsyuk's agent says his client hasn't agreed to play for SKA St. Petersburg. Russian publication Sportfakt reported Friday that the 37-year-old Detroit Red Wings forward agreed to a two-year pre-agreement with the KHL club, which would likely be finalized after the ongoing World..." May 20

  • Detroit Red Wings expect Pavel Datsyuk to leave

    Detroit Free Press "From the way those around him talked, it sure sounds like the Detroit Red Wings believe Pavel Datsyuk is gone. Speaking after the team picture commemorating the 2015-16 team was taken today at Joe Louis Arena, Datsyuk said he wouldn't decide on his future until after the world championship next..." April 25

  • Red Wings' Datsyuk will wait to decide on future

    Yahoo! Sports "Detroit Red Wings forward Pavel Datsyuk was mum about his future in the NHL after the Tampa Bay Lightning eliminated his team from the Stanley Cup Playoffs with a 1-0 Game 5 victory. Datsyuk said he needs time to consider whether to return to Russia or stay with the Red Wings for one more..." April 22

  • Pavel Datsyuk loses tooth, Henrik Zetterberg picks it up

    CBS Sports "Losing a tooth every once in a while is one of the occupational hazards of playing in the NHL, and in the second period of Game 2 of the Red Wings-Lightning series on Friday night Pavel Datsyuk had the misfortunte of experiencing that part of the job. It all happened in the corner when he was..." April 16

  • Datsyuk looking to make some more magic "This could be the last act of the "Magic Man." Unless the Detroit Red Wings can talk him out of it, Pavel Datsyuk will retire from the NHL after the Stanley Cup Playoffs and go home to Russia even though he has a season left on his contract. It's easy to say we should soak it up. It's easy to..." April 13

  • Agent: Red Wings won't try to dump Datsyuk's contract

    The Score "The Detroit Red Wings appear set to make their 2016-17 season even more difficult. Center Pavel Datsyuk stated Sunday he intends to leave the NHL at the end of the postseason and head back to Russia for family reasons, according to Mitch Albom from the Detroit Free Press. It leaves the club in..." April 11

  • Pavel Datsyuk says he will leave the Red Wings after playoffs

    Detroit Free Press "Pavel Datsyuk wants to go home. His career has been here. His wealth has been here. His celebrity has been here. But his heart is somewhere else. It’s in Russia — with his teenage daughter and his roots, both of which he wants replanted into his life. “I’m thinking I go home after this..." April 10

  • Pavel Datsyuk mum on his future with Detroit Red Wings

    USA Today "Of his love of hockey, there can be no doubt. But whether he'll continue that love affair in Detroit or in Russia is less clear. Detroit Red Wings star forward Pavel Datsyuk did not definitively shoot down weekend rumors saying he will leave the Red Wings this off-season and return to his..." April 04

  • Datsyuk's agent doesn't tip hand as to client's future

    Detroit Free Press "The representative for Detroit Red Wings superstar Pavel Datsyuk said Datsyuk is focused on the present, casting some doubt on next season. Rumors arose over the weekend that Datsyuk will return to play in his native Russia next season, leaving the Wings with a $7.5 million salary cap hit and..." April 04

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    Ted Kulfan @tkulfan

    Ken Holland: “I haven’t talked to Pavel. He has a year to go (on his contract). Are the rumors news to me? I hear a lot of rumors."

  • Report: Pavel Datsyuk could leave Red Wings, return to Russia

    SI "Red Wings forward Pavel Datsyuk could be headed for his native Russia next season, Elliotte Friedman of Hockey Night in Canada reported on-air Saturday. Datsyuk, who turns 38 in July, has one year left on his contract and is reportedly considering a return to the Russian League for family..." April 03

  • No supplemental discipline for Pavel Datsyuk after Chris Kunitz hit

    Sportsnet "Pavel Datsyuk‘s apparent high hit on Chris Kunitz Saturday had some wondering if the Detroit Red Wings forward might be getting a call from the NHL’s player safety department. According to Sportsnet’s Elliotte Friedman, that will not be the case. " March 27

  • Pavel Datsyuk hits 900-point milestone with Red Wings

    ESPN "On Sunday, Pavel Datsyuk became the sixth player in Detroit Red Wings history to reach the 900-point milestone. He scored two goals and added an assist against the Boston Bruins in the Red Wings' 6-5 victory. Datsyuk credited the teammates he has played with for enabling him to reach the..." February 15

  • Datsyuk, Lundqvist and Marchand named NHL 'Three Stars' of the week "Detroit Red Wings center Pavel Datsyuk, New York Rangers goaltender Henrik Lundqvist and Boston Bruins left wing Brad Marchand have been named the NHL's "Three Stars" for the week ending Feb. 14." February 15

  • Wings focus on scoring to make their move in East

    Detroit News "Looking tanned and rested, the Red Wings returned to practice Monday ready for the rest of what should be an interesting second half of the season. The Red Wings are five points behind division-leading Florida — yet only three points ahead of New Jersey and Pittsburgh, which are tied for the..." February 02

  • Red Wings’ Datsyuk regains his form

    Detroit News "Several weeks ago, when Pavel Datsyuk was getting on the scoresheet infrequently and still getting over offseason ankle surgery, there was concern. Was Datsyuk, at age 37, finally beginning to show his age? Was this beginning of the end of a Hall of Fame career? Not so quick. All the..." January 19

  • Red Wings' Datsyuk to make season debut vs. Sharks "The San Jose Sharks and Detroit Red Wings split their two games last season, with each team winning on the road. Luke Glendening scored with 1:15 remaining in Detroit's 3-2 win on Feb. 26. Patrick Marleau scored two third period goals and had an assist in a 6-4 win on March 26. Marleau had three..." November 13

  • Red Wings' Datsyuk could make season debut Friday "Detroit Red Wings forward Pavel Datsyuk could make his season debut Friday against the San Jose Sharks, coach Jeff Blashill told the Red Wings website Tuesday. Datsyuk had surgery June 26 to repair a ruptured tendon in his right ankle. The initial prognosis was for him to return in the middle..." November 10

  • Pavel Datsyuk practices with team for first time; still looking at same timeline for return

    Michigan Live "Pavel Datsyuk said he was getting bored skating by himself for two weeks, so he was happy to join his Detroit Red Wings teammates on the ice Monday – even if it was just for half the practice. "Feels better than when I started skating, but it's hard to keep good pace," Datsyuk said. "Team..." October 26

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    Helene St. James @HeleneStJames

    Pavel Datsyuk doing high-intensity foot/leg work outside Wings room. Not expected back before Nov., but going hard at rehab. #RedWings

  • Red Wings' Pavel Datsyuk can begin skating in two weeks, on schedule in recovery from ankle surgery

    Michigan Live "Detroit Red Wings center Pavel Datsyuk can begin skating in two weeks, general manager Ken Holland said. Datsyuk saw Dr. Robert Anderson Thursday in Charlotte, N.C., and was told he is on schedule in his recovery from ankle surgery on June 26." September 25

  • Detroit Red Wings' Pavel Datsyuk 'on schedule' as he rehabs following ankle surgery

    Michigan Live "Detroit Red Wings trainer Piet Van Zant went to see Pavel Datsyuk last week "at some place warm" and liked what he saw, general manager Ken Holland said. Datsyuk is rehabbing from surgery on June 26 for ruptured tendons in his right ankle. "Piet WATCHED him work out, told me he's in good..." August 25

  • Pavel Datsyuk could be out until November

    Yahoo! Sports "Detroit Red Wings star Pavel Datsyuk had surgery in late June after rupturing tendons in his right ankle on a blocked shot. His agent, Gary Greenstin, said he would be back by the start of the season. Gary Greenstin is not, as last check, a surgeon. So Datsyuk will potentially miss the..." July 20

  • With Datsyuk out, Red Wings unlikely to buy out Weiss

    Detroit Free Press "Off-season surgery for Pavel Datsyuk renders it further unlikely the Red Wings will buy out Stephen Weiss. The window to do so closes Tuesday. Weiss hasn't performed as expected since joining the Wings on a five-year, $24.5-million deal in 2013, but the reasons to give him one more season..." June 29

  • Report: Red Wings' Datsyuk could miss start of season after ankle surgery

    The Score "The Detroit Red Wings could start 2015-16 behind the eight ball. Star center Pavel Datsyuk, who underwent offseason ankle surgery, isn't expected back until early November, according to Helene St. James of the Detroit Free Press. Originally believed to be out for only four-to-six weeks,..." June 29

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    Ansar Khan @AnsarKhanMLive

    Babcock said he expects Datsyuk to play. He will use Zetterberg on the wing with Datsyuk and Helm.

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    Ansar Khan @AnsarKhanMLive

    Datsyuk confirms he's not ready. Feeling better but not good enough to play. Hoping for Saturday.

  • Wings' Pavel Datsyuk back on ice, but return unknown

    Detroit News "There was a welcome teammate skating Monday morning at Red Wings practice. Pavel Datsyuk was there on the ice, getting ready. Now, Datsyuk didn't do much. He pretty much was left on his own, stickhandling or going one-on-one on goaltenders Jimmy Howard or Petr Mrazek. But the fact..." March 23

  • Wings' Datsyuk (back) skipping two-game Florida trip

    Detroit Free Press "The Detroit Red Wings will head south for games against the Florida Panthers and Tampa Bay Lightning without star center Pavel Datsyuk. But they'll likely have Darren Helm back on the ice. Datsyuk will not make the trip, Wings coach Mike Babcock said at practice today. "(He's) got a lower..." March 18

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    Helene St. James @HeleneStJames

    Daniel Cleary in for Datsyuk tonight

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    Ansar Khan @AnsarKhanMLive

    Babcock said Datsyuk making trip to Columbus. Doesn't know if he'll play. Same groin issue.

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    Chris Kuc @ChrisKuc

    Red Wings center Pavel Datsyuk will be in the lineup vs. #Blackhawks tonight.

  • Red Wings’ Datsyuk fast on his feet after injury

    Detroit Free Press "When he steps on a sheet of ice, Pavel Datsyuk to this day thinks about his childhood in Russia. It’s that effervescent joy that has helped keep him such a dazzling talent, even as he has entered what passes for middle age among professional athletes. Datsyuk notched his third straight..." November 03

  • Red Wings work to add punch, Datsyuk to offense

    Detroit News "The Red Wings didn't get back to Detroit until after 2 a.m. Wednesday following a 2-1 overtime loss in Montreal, so instead of the scheduled on-ice practice, coach Mike Babcock gathered his players for a little chalk talk. "I wanted to clear up a lot in our game," Babcock said. "We had a..." October 23

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    Helene St. James @HeleneStJames

    Pavel Datsyuk playing tonight

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    Helene St. James @HeleneStJames

    Pavel Datsyuk said he'll decide after Tuesday morning skate if he's playing at Montreal. #RedWings

  • Pavel Datsyuk to miss Red Wings' opener

    Detroit News "Red Wings center Pavel Datsyuk (shoulder) practiced Wednesday but will not play in Thursday's regular-season opener against Boston. Datysuk separated his shoulder Sept. 22 in the exhibition opener against Chicago and was projected to be out a month. He has begun skating with the team but is..." October 09

  • Website predicts Red Wings' Pavel Datsyuk will retire after season and give up $15 million

    Michigan Live "Is this Pavel Datsyuk's final season with the Detroit Red Wings? Bleacher Report apparently thinks so. Despite having two more years remaining on his contract at $7.5 million per season, the website has Datsyuk among its "10 productive players most likely to retire after the 2014-15 season."..." October 03

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    Helene St. James @HeleneStJames

    Per Ken Holland, #RedWings Pavel Datsyuk 2nd degree R shoulder separation. Out 2-4 weeks depending healing process.

  • Detroit Red Wings' Pavel Datsyuk out 4 weeks with injury

    Detroit Free Press "Here we go again: The NHL season hasn't even started, but when it does, the Detroit Red Wigns will be without their most dynamic player. General manager Ken Holland told the Free Press today that center Pavel Datsyuk will miss around four weeks because of a second-degree separation to his right..." September 24

  • Pavel Datsyuk hurts shoulder in Red Wings' 2-1 preseason victory over Pittsburgh Penguins

    Michigan Live "Tomas Tatar and Pavel Datsyuk scored power-play goals Monday while goaltenders Jimmy Howard and Petr Mrazek blanked the Pittsburgh Penguins during the final two periods as the Detroit Red Wings opened the preseason with a 2-1 victory at Consol Energy Center. Datsyuk, who drew an assist on..." September 23

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    Ansar Khan @AnsarKhanMLive

    Pavel Datsyuk said he'll have an MRI on shoulder, likely on Wednesday. Doesn't seem to think it's serious. Estimated he'd be out a week.

  • Red Wings' Pavel Datsyuk feeling healthy, comfortable on ice again

    Detroit News "He’s 36 now, certainly not a kid anymore, but Pavel Datsyuk loves to crack a joke or make somebody laugh just as much as he did when he was rookie over a decade ago. When Datysuk spoke with beat writers for the first time this season Tuesday, he was in his usual playful mood. He joked about..." September 10

  • Wings to move Darren Helm to wing on Pavel Datsyuk's line due to depth at center

    Michigan Live "Nowhere did injuries hurt the Detroit Red Wings more in 2013-14 than at center. At one point, the four centers they used to start the season were out at the same time (Pavel Datsyuk, Stephen Weiss, Darren Helm and Joakim Andersson), in addition to Henrik Zetterberg, who moved back and forth..." September 04

  • Red Wings' Pavel Datsyuk returns Friday; 'I forget I'm a hockey player'

    Detroit News "At times this season, Pavel Datsyuk has had to remind himself exactly what he does. He'll finally get an opportunity to ply his craft Friday when the Red Wings host the Sabres. Datsyuk, who has been bothered by an inflamed knee, hasn't played since Feb. 27, and played four games total since..." April 03

  • Red Wings' Pavel Datsyuk aims for Wednesday return

    Detroit News "Maybe Wednesday, maybe Friday. One of these games coming up, Pavel Datsyuk sounds like he’s returning to the Red Wings’ lineup. Datsyuk is going to skate Wednesday morning and he’s pointing toward returning later that night against the Boston Bruins. Which came as news Tuesday to coach Mike..." April 02

  • Daniel Alfredsson, Pavel Datsyuk both out for Detroit Red Wings tonight

    Detroit Free Press "Pavel Datsyuk isn't returning, and Daniel Alfredsson isn't playing, either. What hope there had been within the Detroit Red Wings' dressing room was deflated when Datsyuk came in after today’s morning skate and didn't hesitate when asked whether he would play this evening. "No," Datsyuk..." April 02