Pavel Datsyuk RUMORS & NEWS

  • Pavel Datsyuk signs 2-year deal with SKA St. Petersburg

    Detroit Free Press "Pavel Datsyuk has a new hockey home. Three weeks after he announced he was leaving the Detroit Red Wings, Datsyuk has agreed to a two-year contract with SKA St. Petersburg of Russia's Kontinental Hockey League. The contract is worth 250 million rubles annually -- roughly $3.9 million in today's..." July 08

  • Datsyuk wants to play until 2018; agent cites 'unfinished business'

    Detroit Free Press "Pavel Datsyuk is awaiting paperwork before he officially segues into the next chapter of his hockey career. “We are waiting on a transfer card from Arizona and we expect it to arrive shortly,” Dan Milstein, Datsyuk's agent, told the Free Press today. “As soon as we get that, Pavel will sign..." July 05

  • Wings get rid of Pavel Datsyuk's $7.5 million cap hit in Coyotes trade

    ESPN "The Detroit Red Wings have unburdened themselves of Pavel Datsyuk's $7.5 million salary-cap hit for next season, trading it to the Arizona Coyotes on Friday night. The Wings also sent the No. 16 overall pick to the Coyotes in exchange for the No. 20 pick, plus a second-rounder (No. 53) as well..." June 25

  • Wings’ best options hinge on trading Datsyuk contract

    Detroit News "Pavel Datsyuk is gone — so now what? There’s several ways the Red Wings could go now that the longtime center announced he is returning to Russia and foregoing the final year of his three-year contract. General manager Ken Holland, however, doesn’t paint an optimistic future considering the..." June 21

  • Ken Holland 'not overly optimistic' he can trade Datsyuk's contract

    Detroit News "Pavel Datsyuk is gone, but that one season left on his contract and resulting $7.5 million salary cap space remains. And judging from general manager Ken Holland’s comments Saturday, it may not be easy to trade that contract. Holland has spoken to a few teams who might be interested, but..." June 19

  • Datsyuk to announce departure

    Sportsnet "What does the future hold for Pavel Datsyuk? It looks like we’re about to find out. The Detroit Red Wings veteran will meet with the media Saturday at noon ET, when he is expected to announce whether or not he’ll be returning to Detroit for the 2016-17 season. Datsyuk met with general..." June 18

  • Agent: Datsyuk declined $2M bonus in February

    The Score "Pavel Datsyuk's agent says the veteran forward passed on cashing in a signing bonus that would have made him $2 million richer. Dan Milstein told reporters Saturday that Datsyuk made $15 million over the first two years of his most recent contract, and didn't take the bonus he was due in..." June 18

  • Red Wings veteran Pavel Datsyuk Announces his return to Russia

    Winging It In Motown "The day has come, the announcement is here. After two months worth of agony in the city of Detroit, Red Wings fans now know what is to come of The Magic Man, Pavel Datsyuk. He’s officially done after 14 seasons in the NHL. 953 games, 314 goals, and 604 assists. Two Stanley Cup championship rings,..." June 18

  • Pavel Datsyuk to meet with Red Wings on Friday, agent says

    Detroit Free Press "The first step to resolving the Pavel Datsyuk situation should happen Friday. Datsyuk and the Detroit Red Wings are to hold a long-awaited meeting in the evening, Dan Milstein, the agent for Datsyuk, told the Free Press. The Wings await final word from Datsyuk on his expected decision to..." June 17

  • Wings-Datsyuk meeting postponed in wake of Howe death

    Detroit Free Press "The big meeting between the Detroit Red Wings and Pavel Datsyuk has been postponed in order to pay respects to Gordie Howe. Dan Milsten, the agent for Datsyuk, told the Free Press Saturday that Datsyuk is returning to the Detroit area on Tuesday. Originally the two were to meet with Wings..." June 11

  • Wings shopping Datsyuk's contract, interested in Stamkos

    The Score "The Detroit Red Wings are reportedly keen on taking a run at Steven Stamkos this summer, and general manager Ken Holland is apparently already trying to clear cap space to do it. "(They're) most definitely looking at Steven Stamkos as an unrestricted free agent option, but in order for the Red..." June 04

  • Red Wings’ Pavel Datsyuk to sign with SKA

    Sportsnet "Pavel Datsyuk has reportedly reached a final decision on his 2016-17 season. The Detroit Red Wings legend is nearing a two-year deal with KHL club SKA St. Petersburg, according to multiple reports out of Russia. Gennady Timchenko, chairman of the KHL’s board of directors, told reporter Slava..." May 25

  • Datsyuk ‘wants to make sure the Wings have options,’ says his agent

    Pro Hockey Talk "Pavel Datsyuk‘s future with the Detroit Red Wings and in the National Hockey League has been up in the air for a while now, as he’s linked to rumors of a return to Russia and the KHL. His agent, Dan Milstein, recently explained to the Detroit Free Press that Datsyuk’s future should become clear..." May 24

  • Datsyuk says he hasn't made decision on future

    TSN "Pavel Datsyuk might not be done quite yet. The Russian superstar told TSN Hockey Insider Darren Dreger that he has lots of hockey in his future and hasn't made a decision on what he plans to do next season. This came on the heels of Russia's 7-2 throttling of the United States in the bronze..." May 23

  • Datsyuk's agent refutes report of KHL deal

    The Score "Pavel Datsyuk's agent says his client hasn't agreed to play for SKA St. Petersburg. Russian publication Sportfakt reported Friday that the 37-year-old Detroit Red Wings forward agreed to a two-year pre-agreement with the KHL club, which would likely be finalized after the ongoing World..." May 20

  • Detroit Red Wings expect Pavel Datsyuk to leave

    Detroit Free Press "From the way those around him talked, it sure sounds like the Detroit Red Wings believe Pavel Datsyuk is gone. Speaking after the team picture commemorating the 2015-16 team was taken today at Joe Louis Arena, Datsyuk said he wouldn't decide on his future until after the world championship next..." April 25

  • Red Wings' Datsyuk will wait to decide on future

    Yahoo! Sports "Detroit Red Wings forward Pavel Datsyuk was mum about his future in the NHL after the Tampa Bay Lightning eliminated his team from the Stanley Cup Playoffs with a 1-0 Game 5 victory. Datsyuk said he needs time to consider whether to return to Russia or stay with the Red Wings for one more..." April 22

  • Pavel Datsyuk loses tooth, Henrik Zetterberg picks it up

    CBS Sports "Losing a tooth every once in a while is one of the occupational hazards of playing in the NHL, and in the second period of Game 2 of the Red Wings-Lightning series on Friday night Pavel Datsyuk had the misfortunte of experiencing that part of the job. It all happened in the corner when he was..." April 16

  • Datsyuk looking to make some more magic "This could be the last act of the "Magic Man." Unless the Detroit Red Wings can talk him out of it, Pavel Datsyuk will retire from the NHL after the Stanley Cup Playoffs and go home to Russia even though he has a season left on his contract. It's easy to say we should soak it up. It's easy to..." April 13

  • Agent: Red Wings won't try to dump Datsyuk's contract

    The Score "The Detroit Red Wings appear set to make their 2016-17 season even more difficult. Center Pavel Datsyuk stated Sunday he intends to leave the NHL at the end of the postseason and head back to Russia for family reasons, according to Mitch Albom from the Detroit Free Press. It leaves the club in..." April 11

  • Pavel Datsyuk says he will leave the Red Wings after playoffs

    Detroit Free Press "Pavel Datsyuk wants to go home. His career has been here. His wealth has been here. His celebrity has been here. But his heart is somewhere else. It’s in Russia — with his teenage daughter and his roots, both of which he wants replanted into his life. “I’m thinking I go home after this..." April 10

  • Pavel Datsyuk mum on his future with Detroit Red Wings

    USA Today "Of his love of hockey, there can be no doubt. But whether he'll continue that love affair in Detroit or in Russia is less clear. Detroit Red Wings star forward Pavel Datsyuk did not definitively shoot down weekend rumors saying he will leave the Red Wings this off-season and return to his..." April 04

  • Datsyuk's agent doesn't tip hand as to client's future

    Detroit Free Press "The representative for Detroit Red Wings superstar Pavel Datsyuk said Datsyuk is focused on the present, casting some doubt on next season. Rumors arose over the weekend that Datsyuk will return to play in his native Russia next season, leaving the Wings with a $7.5 million salary cap hit and..." April 04

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    Ted Kulfan @tkulfan

    Ken Holland: “I haven’t talked to Pavel. He has a year to go (on his contract). Are the rumors news to me? I hear a lot of rumors."

  • Report: Pavel Datsyuk could leave Red Wings, return to Russia

    SI "Red Wings forward Pavel Datsyuk could be headed for his native Russia next season, Elliotte Friedman of Hockey Night in Canada reported on-air Saturday. Datsyuk, who turns 38 in July, has one year left on his contract and is reportedly considering a return to the Russian League for family..." April 03

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