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Datsyuk is ‘feeling better,’ status unclear for Tuesday practice

Nov 25, 2013, 9:15 PM EDT

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The Detroit Red Wings continue to keep things vague regarding what, exactly, is ailing Pavel Datsyuk. GM Ken Holland did tell the Detroit Free Press that he’s “feeling better” on Monday, however.

The team took Monday off after back-to-back games, so the question is whether he’ll practice tomorrow. Detroit’s next game is against the Boston Bruins on Wednesday.

Holland said it isn’t clear whether Datsyuk, 35, is suffering from a concussion, although the team is following such procedures.

The Russian star suffered whatever ailment is bother him from a questionable hit by Ottawa Senators defenseman Jared Cowen on Saturday:

Cowen didn’t receive a penalty or supplemental discipline for that check.

  1. halster71 - Nov 26, 2013 at 9:15 AM

    Don’t know if it was a concussion but it sure was a cheap shot.
    Don’t understand why there was no penalty on the play or why the NHL wouldn’t review it.

  2. kintokin66 - Nov 26, 2013 at 10:34 AM

    Why was there no penalty or even more important Why has there been no suspension or anything on Cowen????
    Shanahan is an idiot. He has always been too afraid to impose any penalties on acts against players on the Wings possibly too avoid people thinking he is bias because he once played for them. There has been far less aggressive hits where fines were imposed. This was a blatant elbow and dirty hit with intent to cause injury. What more evidence do you need Shanny???
    Either get consistent or resign from your position and let someone else in who can do the job!

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