Babcock said he expects Datsyuk to play. He will use Zetterberg on the wing with Datsyuk and Helm.
Datsyuk confirms he's not ready. Feeling better but not good enough to play. Hoping for Saturday.
Detroit News "There was a welcome teammate skating Monday morning at Red Wings practice. Pavel Datsyuk was there on the ice, getting ready. Now, Datsyuk didn't do much. He pretty much was left on his own, stickhandling or going one-on-one on goaltenders Jimmy Howard or Petr Mrazek. But the fact..." March 23
Detroit Free Press "The Detroit Red Wings will head south for games against the Florida Panthers and Tampa Bay Lightning without star center Pavel Datsyuk. But they'll likely have Darren Helm back on the ice. Datsyuk will not make the trip, Wings coach Mike Babcock said at practice today. "(He's) got a lower..." March 18
Daniel Cleary in for Datsyuk tonight
Babcock said Datsyuk making trip to Columbus. Doesn't know if he'll play. Same groin issue.
Red Wings center Pavel Datsyuk will be in the lineup vs. #Blackhawks tonight.
Detroit Free Press "When he steps on a sheet of ice, Pavel Datsyuk to this day thinks about his childhood in Russia. It’s that effervescent joy that has helped keep him such a dazzling talent, even as he has entered what passes for middle age among professional athletes. Datsyuk notched his third straight..." November 03
Detroit News "The Red Wings didn't get back to Detroit until after 2 a.m. Wednesday following a 2-1 overtime loss in Montreal, so instead of the scheduled on-ice practice, coach Mike Babcock gathered his players for a little chalk talk. "I wanted to clear up a lot in our game," Babcock said. "We had a..." October 23
Pavel Datsyuk playing tonight
Pavel Datsyuk said he'll decide after Tuesday morning skate if he's playing at Montreal. #RedWings
Detroit News "Red Wings center Pavel Datsyuk (shoulder) practiced Wednesday but will not play in Thursday's regular-season opener against Boston. Datysuk separated his shoulder Sept. 22 in the exhibition opener against Chicago and was projected to be out a month. He has begun skating with the team but is..." October 09
Michigan Live "Is this Pavel Datsyuk's final season with the Detroit Red Wings? Bleacher Report apparently thinks so. Despite having two more years remaining on his contract at $7.5 million per season, the website has Datsyuk among its "10 productive players most likely to retire after the 2014-15 season."..." October 03
Per Ken Holland, #RedWings Pavel Datsyuk 2nd degree R shoulder separation. Out 2-4 weeks depending healing process.
Detroit Free Press "Here we go again: The NHL season hasn't even started, but when it does, the Detroit Red Wigns will be without their most dynamic player. General manager Ken Holland told the Free Press today that center Pavel Datsyuk will miss around four weeks because of a second-degree separation to his right..." September 24
Michigan Live "Tomas Tatar and Pavel Datsyuk scored power-play goals Monday while goaltenders Jimmy Howard and Petr Mrazek blanked the Pittsburgh Penguins during the final two periods as the Detroit Red Wings opened the preseason with a 2-1 victory at Consol Energy Center. Datsyuk, who drew an assist on..." September 23
Pavel Datsyuk said he'll have an MRI on shoulder, likely on Wednesday. Doesn't seem to think it's serious. Estimated he'd be out a week.
Detroit News "He’s 36 now, certainly not a kid anymore, but Pavel Datsyuk loves to crack a joke or make somebody laugh just as much as he did when he was rookie over a decade ago. When Datysuk spoke with beat writers for the first time this season Tuesday, he was in his usual playful mood. He joked about..." September 10
Michigan Live "Nowhere did injuries hurt the Detroit Red Wings more in 2013-14 than at center. At one point, the four centers they used to start the season were out at the same time (Pavel Datsyuk, Stephen Weiss, Darren Helm and Joakim Andersson), in addition to Henrik Zetterberg, who moved back and forth..." September 04
Detroit News "At times this season, Pavel Datsyuk has had to remind himself exactly what he does. He'll finally get an opportunity to ply his craft Friday when the Red Wings host the Sabres. Datsyuk, who has been bothered by an inflamed knee, hasn't played since Feb. 27, and played four games total since..." April 03
Detroit News "Maybe Wednesday, maybe Friday. One of these games coming up, Pavel Datsyuk sounds like he’s returning to the Red Wings’ lineup. Datsyuk is going to skate Wednesday morning and he’s pointing toward returning later that night against the Boston Bruins. Which came as news Tuesday to coach Mike..." April 02
Detroit Free Press "Pavel Datsyuk isn't returning, and Daniel Alfredsson isn't playing, either. What hope there had been within the Detroit Red Wings' dressing room was deflated when Datsyuk came in after today’s morning skate and didn't hesitate when asked whether he would play this evening. "No," Datsyuk..." April 02
Detroit Free Press "Pavel Datsyuk was back to tormenting Detroit Red Wings teammates with his puck-thieving skills — and could be back doing the same to opponents as early as Wednesday. Following a 40-minute practice today at Joe Louis Arena, Datsyuk said he'll be a "game-time decision," against the Boston Bruins..." April 01
CBSSports.com "Just when the Detroit Red Wings are making a big push for the playoffs with a depleted roster they got some encouraging bit of news; Pavel datsyuk is getting closer to a return. On Monday the Red Wings star, who was shut down just after the Olympics for an ongoing knee issue, tweeted that he..." March 25
Detroit News "Already without Henrik Zetterberg, the Red Wings now are going to be without Pavel Datsyuk. General manager Ken Holland said Wednesday after the trade deadline passed that the Red Wings will shut Datsyuk down for three to four weeks because of an inflamed knee. Holland said the decision was..." March 06
"Right now, there's no surgery for Pavel...we're gonna shut him down and see where we're at in 3 weeks." - Ken Holland
NHL.com "Detroit Red Wings goalie Jimmy Howard will get the start against New Jersey Devils veteran Martin Brodeur on Tuesday in a battle of teams jockeying for playoff position in the Eastern Conference. Howard, who is 1-1-0 with a 1.51 goals-against average and .933 save percentage in two career..." March 04
Holland said Datsyuk not playing tomorrow. He's day to day. Hoping he plays Thursday
Detroit News "Pavel Datsyuk wasn’t feeling great before the Olympics began. And, evidently, he’s still not. Datsyuk, bothered with what’s believed to be a knee injury, said he’s not feeling any better despite playing in all four Olympic games for his home country, Russia, over the past two weeks. And,..." February 26
Detroit Free Press "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..." February 20
Detroit Free Press "Pavel Datsyuk spoke as what he is, the captain of a proud and determined team. Datsyuk, who regularly dazzles for the Detroit Red Wings, contributed three assists against Norway today, helping put his Russian team into a quarterfinal match against Finland on Wednesday. "After first few..." February 18
CBSSports.com "We can step down on the Pavel Datsyuk watch for Team Russia, he's going to play. The drama kicked up about Datsyuk's availablity after the Russian coach said he might replace Datsyuk if he weren't completely healthy coming into the Olympic Games. That was only exascerbated when Datsyuk missed..." February 11
CBSSports.com "The status of Pavel Datsyuk for Russia's Olympic team remained in some question on Monday. After national coach Zinetula Bilyaletdinov said on Sunday that if Datsyuk weren't 100 percent, he could be replaced on the roster, everybody was awaiting Datsyuk's arrival in Sochi. That came on Monday..." February 10
Detroit News "Pavel Datsyuk hopes he is done watching games on television in the Red Wings locker room. “It’s frustrating to watch,” said Datsyuk, who hasn’t played since Jan. 1 but appears set to rejoin the lineup Thursday night in Florida. “It makes me more nervous. I can’t help the team in the locker room..." February 06
Michigan Live "Pavel Datsyuk has missed more than a month, so he’ll likely need some time to get up to speed. But just having him in the lineup will be a big boost for the Detroit Red Wings. Datsyuk will return tonight against the Florida Panthers at the BB&T Center (7:30, Fox Sports Detroit). He has missed..." February 06
Detroit News "The Red Wings will be without star forwards Pavel Datsyuk and Henrik Zetterberg on Tuesday when they visit the Philadelphia Flyers. But Jimmy Howard could be available — and Joakim Andersson, also. That’s where the injury list stands heading into the Flyers game, which will be important in..." January 28
The Wings placed Pavel Datsyuk on short-term IR to open a roster spot for Emmerton. Datsyuk can come off IR any time he's ready to play.
Detroit Free Press "Two Detroit Red Wings will have the honor of captaining their national teams at the Sochi Games. Reports out of Russia quote hockey coach Zicoach Zinetula Bilyaletdinov as saying, "We have a candidate for the team’s captain who was agreed upon unanimously by the coaching staff – it is Pavel..." January 15
Datsyuk said he will be a game time decision. Said he felt better but not good enough.
Babcock said Datsyuk not playing tomorrow and not available anytime soon. Helm will be game-time decision.
Detroit News "The Red Wings miss Pavel Datsyuk and Henrik Zetterberg, who are out because of injuries. But not as much right now as they would have several weeks ago. Back then, nobody else was scoring. These days, thanks to key contributions from young players such as Tomas Tatar, Gustav Nyquist and..." December 07
NHL.com "Amid a slew of injuries to key players, the Detroit Red Wings received a slight bit of good news Wednesday at Joe Louis Arena. Top center Pavel Datsyuk (concussion) and rookie defenseman Danny DeKeyser (shoulder) both participated in the morning skate prior to Detroit hosting the Philadelphia..." December 05
Per Ken Holland, #RedWings F Pavel Datsyuk (concussion) not playing this weekend, hope is for next week, at Florida or Tampa Bay.
Michigan Live "A couple of off-day Detroit Red Wings injury updates: General manager Ken Holland said Monday that Pavel Datsyuk is going to need a good week of practice before being cleared to play. He said he isn’t sure if he will begin practicing on Tuesday. So Datsyuk will miss his fifth game in a row..." December 02
Detroit Free Press "Senators defenseman Jared Cowen said his hit on the Red Wings’ Pavel Datsyuk was an accident. That’s also what the NHL deemed of the hit, which came in a 4-2 victory for the Senators over the Red Wings in Detroit on Nov. 23. Cowen’s elbow to Datsyuk’s chin drew no penalty. Cowen wasn’t..." December 01
Detroit News "Forward Pavel Datsyuk has been ruled out for Wednesday's game against the Bruins. Datsyuk hasn't been on the ice since getting hit in the jaw by the elbow of Ottawa's Jared Cowen. With the Red Wings only doing a light practice on Thanksgiving, it's likely Datsyuk won't play Friday against..." November 27
Detroit Free Press "The Detroit Red Wings are going through concussion protocols for superstar Pavel Datsyuk, but he is improving daily and may not be out long. General manager Ken Holland told the Free Press today that Datsyuk is feeling better and will be at Joe Louis Arena on Tuesday. Whether Datsyuk will..." November 25
NHL.com "The Detroit Red Wings will be without center Pavel Datsyuk when they visit the Buffalo Sabres on Sunday due to a possible concussion. Datsyuk did not make the trip to Buffalo after being elbowed in the jaw by defenseman Jared Cowen with 7:48 remaining in the Ottawa Senators' 4-2 victory..." November 24
Detroit News "He didn’t have a choice. Pavel Datsyuk and Henrik Zetterberg had played the first 11 games of the season together on the same line. But no more. Red Wings coach Mike Babcock simply couldn’t wait any longer, especially after three winless games (0-2-1) and a total of three goals. “I..." October 26
Detroit Free Press "Tidbit Henrik Zetterberg has experienced from being at training camp with Daniel Alfredsson: He is an excellent golfer. Tidbit Alfredsson has experienced: Zetterberg is an extremely good hockey player. As coach Mike Babcock said with just a hint of a grin: Alfredsson and fellow newcomer and..." September 13