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Wed. Nov 26, 2014 Subscribe 
News: Datsyuk (groin) will return to the lineup Wednesday against the Flyers, Sam Carchidi of the Philadelphia Inquirer reports. Impact: After returning to practice Tuesday, Datsyuk was back on the ice for Wednesday's morning skate, participating fully in drills. He'll find himself outside of a top-six role following a four-game absence, as he's set to skate with Stephen Weiss and Darren Helm on the team's third line. The arrangement won't necessarily resulted in decreased minutes for Datsyuk, but his scoring opportunities might not be quite as bountiful while he skates with lesser linemates.(RotoWire, )
Tue. Nov 25, 2014
News: A decision on whether or not Datsyuk (groin) will play Wednesday will be made after the Red Wings' Wednesday morning skate, Ansar Khan of reports. Impact: Datsyuk practiced Tuesday and saw action on the power play, which hints at him playing Wednesday. However, the Red Wings will wait to see how he feels on game day before making a final call on his availability.(RotoWire, )
Mon. Nov 24, 2014
News: Datsyuk (groin) did not practice Monday and is expected to miss the evening's matchup with the Senators, Ansar Khan of reports. Impact: Datsyuk's groin injury just won't go away, and it's starting to diminish his fantasy value. He's still an elite player when healthy, having recorded five goals and six assists in 10 games, but his health certainly needs to be monitored.(RotoWire, )
Fri. Nov 21, 2014
News: Datsyuk (groin) has been ruled out from playing Saturday against the Maple Leafs, Ted Kulfan of the Detroit News reports. Impact: There was some hope that Datsyuk might suit up Saturday after he was able to get in a skate Thursday morning, but it appears the forward still needs some additional time to get back to full health. He'll miss his third straight game with an injury and turn his attention to returning Monday against Ottawa.(RotoWire, )
Thu. Nov 20, 2014
News: Datsyuk (groin) skated on his own after Thursday's morning skate,'s Ansar Khan reports. Impact: Datsyuk was ruled out from playing Thursday against the Jets, but his involvement on the ice in some capacity suggests he could be eyeing a return to the lineup Saturday against the Maple Leafs. The center would likely have to get in a practice Friday or take part in Saturday's morning session before he's deemed ready to go.(RotoWire, )
Thu. Nov 20, 2014
News: Datsyuk (groin) wasn't on the ice for morning skate and appears set to miss Thursday's game against the Jets,'s Ansar Khan reports. Impact: Though Datsyuk is traveling with the team on their two-game road swing, he probably won't be a lineup option for the Red Wings until he resumes skating with the team. The groin injury has proven bothersome to Datsyuk all season, but hasn't hindered his production when he's been healthy enough to play. Datsyuk has five goals and 11 points over 10 games.(RotoWire, )
Wed. Nov 19, 2014
News: Datsyuk will travel with the Red Wings to both Winnipeg and Toronto, Helene St. James of the Detroit Free Press reports. Impact: Though he didn't practice Wednesday, Datsyuk hasn't yet been placed on injured reserve, so it seems the team is still viewing him as day-to-day. The fact that he is on the road trip with the team further indicates that. He returned last Friday but likely suffered a setback as he missed Tuesday's contest, so it's looking like this could be an injury that nags him throughout the season.(RotoWire, )
Tue. Nov 18, 2014
News: Datsyuk is dealing with a nagging groin injury. Impact: The Detroit Red Wings star forward has played 10 games this season because of various ailments and has appeared in two contests since Nov. 6.(STATS, 11:27pm)
Tue. Nov 18, 2014
News: Datsyuk (groin) will not play in Tuesday's game against the Blue Jackets, Ansar Khan of reports. Impact: Datsyuk was unable to participate in Tuesday's morning skate, so he will be replaced in the lineup by Dan Cleary on Tuesday night. It remains to be seen if he will be able to play in either of the two games remaining on the Red Wings' current road trip that ends Saturday.(RotoWire, )
Mon. Nov 17, 2014
News: Datsyuk (groin) is questionable for Tuesday's game against the Blue Jackets, Ansar Khan of reports. Impact: Datsyuk is still dealing with the same groin injury that has been nagging him all season, which is a bad sign for the aging center. Groin injuries have a tendency to linger for a long time, so the Wings might be best served to sit him down until he's 100-percent again.(RotoWire, )
Fri. Nov 14, 2014
News: Datsyuk (groin) will play in Friday's game against the Blackhawks, according to Chuck Pleiness of the Macomb Daily. Impact: Datsyuk skated on the Red Wings' second line with Tomas Jurco and Justin Abdelkader during the team's morning skate, and Jurco confirmed after the session that the three would line up together Friday night. Datsyuk, who has tallied five goals and five assists in just eight games this season, will suit up Friday for the first time since Nov. 5.(RotoWire, )
Thu. Nov 13, 2014
News: The Red Wings will determine whether Datsyuk (groin) will play Friday against the Blackhawks following their morning skate that day, Ted Kulfan of The Detroit News reports. Impact: After he was able to return to practice Wednesday, Datsyuk expressed optimism that he'd be ready to go in time for Friday's game, though the Detroit medical staff understandably wants to check up on him after the morning skate before clearing him for a return. The veteran center has been sidelined for the previous two games with the injury, but given his impressive play when healthy this season, he should be immediately reinserted in fantasy lineups if he receives the green light to suit up Friday.(RotoWire, )
Wed. Nov 12, 2014
News: Datsyuk (groin) was on the ice during practice Wednesday, MLive's Ansar Khan reports. Impact: Datsyuk has missed the Red Wings' last two games, but looks like a safe bet to return for their next game Friday against the Blackhawks. Before he got injured, the 36-year-old center had put up his typically solid offensive numbers, scoring five goals and adding five assists in eight games.(RotoWire, )
Pavel Datsyuk
2014-15 Season
Ht: 5' 11"  Wt: 194  Age: 36
Born: 7/20/1978, Sverdlovsk, USSR
Shoots: left
Drafted: 1998 - Rd 6
(171st overall by the Red Wings)
Injury Status
No Current Injury