Datsyuk hopes to remain with Red Wings

Detroit — Contrary to some reports, forward Pavel Datsyuk wants to remain a Red Wing past next season.

“I hope we agree and I sign more after my year,” Datsyuk said after the Wings cleaned out their lockers Friday afternoon at Joe Louis Arena. “I would love to stay.”

Datsyuk enjoyed playing in Russia’s KHL during the lockout, which fueled speculation that he would return there after his contract expires after next season.

“It’s fun to be home, but one home to another home, it’s when you play too much here, it’s nice to come back home,” Datsyuk said.

Datsyuk, who turns 35 this July, considers Detroit his other home.

But Datsyuk did say down the road he would like to play in Russia again.

“This is my goal but you never know how it goes,” Datsyuk said. “I would love to finish back in front of my friends, fans in Russia. I hope I be in good shape.”