The Detroit Red Wings expect Pavel Datsyuk to be back at practice with them next week, and ready to play. When Henrik Zetterberg next will do so remains a question.

Datsyuk's run at the Sochi Games ended Wednesday when Russia lost to Finland in the quarterfinals. Wings general manager Ken Holland spoke to the Russia captain after the game.

"He's taken an opportunity to go home for a few days," Holland said. "I told him just to be on the ice Tuesday for practice. We certainly expect him to play Wednesday, but we'll see how he feels."

Datsyuk, from Yekaterinburg, had six points in five games. He came into the tournament so badly hampered by an inflamed knee he could barely skate, but was Russia's best player the last three games. That's encouraging for the Wings, who exit the Olympic break clinging to the last playoff spot in the Eastern Conference.