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Thu. Sep 25, 2014 Subscribe 
News: Datsyuk is expected to miss the start of the regular season because of a separated right shoulder. The Detroit Red Wings open the season Oct. 9 against Boston. Impact: Detroit general manager Ken Holland says his star center likely will miss 4-5 weeks. The 36-year-old Datsyuk was injured in the Red Wings' exhibition opener at Pittsburgh on Monday night when he was checked into the glass by Penguins defenseman Rob Scuderi. Datsyuk missed 37 games in 2013-14, 30 from a knee injury and seven with a concussion. He still managed 17 goals and 37 points in 45 games. (STATS, 4:11pm)
Thu. Sep 25, 2014
News: Datsyuk (separated right shoulder) said he was feeling "much better" three days after suffering the injury, Ansar Khan of MLive.com reports. Impact: It's probably still safest to forecast a four-to-five week absence for Datsyuk, but there's optimism from the Red Wings that he might be able to beat the timetable. Datsyuk will be able to maintain conditioning by skating while he remains out, so he may not require a rehab assignment upon receiving clearance to play in games. It still remains to be seen how Datsyuk's absence will impact the Red Wings' line arrangements in the interim, but a depth center like Riley Sheahan or Joakim Andersson could be elevated to a top-six role in his stead.(RotoWire, )
Wed. Sep 24, 2014
News: Red Wings GM Ken Holland said Wednesday that Datsyuk has been diagnosed with a second-degree separation of his right shoulder and will be out for a four-to-five weeks, MLive.com's Ansar Khan reports. Impact: Holland raised the possibility that the center may miss as few as two-to-four weeks depending on how he progresses through the healing process, according to the Detroit Free Press' Helene St. James, but it's probably safer to bank on the further end of that timetable, given Datsyuk's age and extensive injury history. Datsyuk, who missed 37 games last season, had been centering Darren Helm and Tomas Tatar in training camp, but the injury will force coach Mike Babcock to reshuffle his lines to begin the new season. The 36-year-old suffered the separated shoulder during Monday's exhibition against the Penguins, after he was checked into the glass by defenseman Rob Scuderi.(RotoWire, )
Tue. Sep 23, 2014
News: Datsyuk (shoulder) will undergo an MRI, but said he expects to miss at least a week, Helene St. James of the Detroit Free Press reports. Impact: Datsyuk suffered a shoulder injury during Monday's preseason opener against Pittsburgh, in which he recorded a goal and an assist. The 36-year-old has yet to undergo an MRI, but indicated that he likely won't skate for at least a week. More will be known following the MRI, but for now it appears as though he'll miss a good chunk of the preseason.(RotoWire, )
Mon. Sep 22, 2014
News: Datsyuk injured his shoulder in Monday's preseason opener against the Penguins, MLive.com's Ansar Khan reports. Impact: Datsyuk returned to training camp at full health after undergoing a minor knee procedure in April, but it didn't take long for him to get nicked up again. While he played well in his return to the ice, notching a goal and assist Monday, the painful check he absorbed from defenseman Robert Scuderi ended up marring his night. The Red Wings should relay more information on his condition Tuesday, but needless to say, it's not encouraging to see the 36-year-old already falling victim to injury.(RotoWire, )
Pavel Datsyuk
2013-14 Season
G
17
A
20
PTS
37
+/-
1
Bio
Ht: 5' 11"  Wt: 198  Age: 36
Born: 7/20/1978, Sverdlovsk, USSR
Shoots: left
Drafted: 1998 - Rd 6
(171st overall by the Red Wings)
Injury Status
9/25/2014
Day to day. (Separated right shoulder)