The Detroit Red Wings have no idea whether Pavel Datsyuk will continue playing in the NHL after the 2013-14 season or return to Russia. But, at least it's a good sign that the star forward's agent wants to talk about it after this season. Agent Gary Greenstin was in Detroit recently and spoke with Red Wings general manager Ken Holland. They were not negotiating a new deal for Datsyuk, who has one year remaining on his contract and turns 35 on July 20. “I did meet with Gary Greenstin during our last homestand,'' Holland said. “We briefly talked about Pav and we both agreed that between now and the end of June, when he heads home, we'll sit down and have further discussion about Pav.'' The Red Wings would like to sign Datsyuk to an extension on July 5, the first day he is able to re-up. Datsyuk, however, hasn't committed to staying in the NHL beyond next season, having previously indicated a desire to finish his career in his native Russia, whether that's in 2014-15 or later. Greenstin said no decision has been made on Datsyuk's future, but said he assured the Red Wings that if Datsyuk remains in the NHL beyond next season, it will be with Detroit.
Red Wings don't know Pavel Datsyuk's plans for future, but will discuss it with his agent after season
Michigan Live | Apr 19