DeKeyser believes deal will get done with Wings
AUG 13, 4:54p ET | ART REGNER
Rotowire: Jul 20 / 10:10a ET
News: Datsyuk (ankle) doesn't expect to be ready for the start of the regular season and may be unavailable until early November, NHL.com reports.
Impact: It's a bit of unfortunate news, but the veteran forward believes he'll be able to avoid sitting out extended action. "I'll miss only a little bit at the beginning of the season," he said Sunday. Datsyuk underwent surgery June 26 to repair ruptured tendons in his right ankle, and the original timetable of a four-to-six-week rehab period appears to have been overly optimistic. Doctors are now suggesting that a four-to-five-month timetable is more realistic, Brendan Savage of MLive.com reports. Datsyuk, who missed eight of the Red Wings' final 14 regular season games last season, scored 26 goals and 65 points in 63 contests before notching five points while suiting up for all seven of the team's playoff games.
Rotowire: Jun 26 / 3:39p ET
News: Datsyuk underwent ankle surgery Friday, Helene St. James of the Detroit Free Press reports.
Impact: Datsyuk had the procedure done to repair several ruptured tendons he suffered in his ankle after blocking a shot in one of the final games of the Red Wings' regular season. He will be in a cast for 4-for-6 weeks, and will have his ankle reevaluated in three months. At this point in time, it seems that Datsyuk will likely miss at least a portion of Detroit's training camp, and may not even be ready to return to action at the start of the regular season. A similar scenario played out in 2014-15, when a separated shoulder resulted in Datsyuk starting the season on the Red Wings' injured reserve list.
StatsLLC: Jun 26 / 12:00a ET
News: Datsyuk has had surgery on his right ankle and will be re-evaluated in three months. The Detroit Red Wings confirmed Datsyuk's operation Friday, saying it was to repair ruptured tendons in the ankle.
Impact: Datsyuk, who turns 37 next month, had 26 goals and 39 assists in 63 games last season. He hasn't played 80 games in a season since 2010. The Red Wings still depend on Datsyuk and Henrik Zetterberg for veteran leadership and offensive production, but the team has added younger talent like Gustav Nyquist and Tomas Tatar in recent years. Detroit will have a new coach next season in Jeff Blashill, who took over after Mike Babcock left this offseason.