Pavel Datsyuk could have had the weekend off — if he really wanted it.

But Datsyuk wouldn't think of it. He'll be in Ottawa tonight for the NHL All-Star Game fantasy draft, Friday's practice, Saturday's skills competition and Sunday's game.

"I would love to (take some time off)," Datsyuk said. "But you never know if there's (another All-Star Game selection). Maybe you're injured. Maybe they don't pick you. You have to use your opportunity (to go)."