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Mon. Oct 20, 2014 Subscribe 
News: Datsyuk (shoulder) could play Tuesday against the Canadiens, Chuck Pleiness of the Macomb Daily reports. Impact: Datsyuk was targeting Oct. 25 for a return, but it sounds like he's a safe bet to be back in the lineup Tuesday at this point. The star center practiced on his usual line Monday, and even took his usual place on the top power-play unit. Keep an eye out for a confirmation update before Tuesday's game, but Datsyuk's return should be imminent.(RotoWire, )
Thu. Oct 16, 2014
News: Datsyuk (shoulder) isn't expected to return to game action until next weekend, Helene St. James of the Detroit Free Press reports. Impact: It appears the Red Wings are targeting Oct. 25 for Datsyuk's return, which would result in a total of seven missed games for the star forward. Datsyuk is still awaiting clearance for contact from Red Wings team doctors, but once that happens, he'll likely only need a few practices to get back up to full speed. Health has been a major stumbling block for the 36-year-old the last few seasons, but few can match Datsyuk's per-game scoring production when he's in the lineup.(RotoWire, )
Tue. Oct 14, 2014
News: Datsyuk (shoulder) will not play in Wednesday's game against the Bruins, Ansar Khan of reports. Impact: Datsyuk said over the weekend that his shoulder is feeling better, but apparently he is still too sore to play. It remains to be seen how much more action he will miss beyond Wednesday's game, but he was originally expected to miss 4-to-5 weeks after injuring his shoulder Sept. 22.(RotoWire, )
Sat. Oct 11, 2014
News: Datsyuk (shoulder) says he's feeling better but still hasn't been cleared for contact, Helene St. James of the Detroit Free Press reports. Impact: It was going to be a stretch for Datsyuk to get back for the first week of the season, as his three-week original timetable wasn't going to get him back in time to start the season. The Wings don't want to rush back the 36-year-old, so until he's practiced for a day or two, don't expect him in the lineup.(RotoWire, )
Wed. Oct 8, 2014
News: Datsyuk (shoulder) has been officially ruled out of Thursday's season opener against the Bruins,'s Ansar Khan reports. Impact: For the first time in his 13-year career, Datsyuk will not be a part of Detroit's Opening Night lineup, as he has yet to receive clearance for contact. He's been able to skate lightly with the team the last couple of days, but until he's a more active participant in the drills, a return shouldn't be deemed forthcoming.(RotoWire, )
Tue. Oct 7, 2014
News: Datsyuk (shoulder) is unlikely to be activated from injured reserve before Thursday's season opener, Chuck Pleiness of the Macomb Daily reports. Impact: Datsyuk provided a glimmer of hope by practicing Monday without a non-contact jersey, but he was back in one during Tuesday's session, which would indicate he will not be healthy enough to play Thursday. With Datsyuk up and skating around however, it does not seem his absence will extend too far into the regular season.(RotoWire, )
Mon. Oct 6, 2014
News: Datsyuk remains out with a separated shoulder. Impact: 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, 11:37pm)
Mon. Oct 6, 2014
News: Datsyuk (shoulder) practiced with the team Monday, Chuck Pleiness of Macomb Daily Sports reports. Impact: The star centerman has been at practice for a few days now, but was able to participate without a grey no-contact jersey Monday. He's still on IR for now, but it sounds like Datsyuk is relatively close to being activated as the start of the regular season approaches.(RotoWire, )
Pavel Datsyuk
2014-15 Season
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
Day to day. (Separated right shoulder)