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Datsyuk (concussion) needs ‘a good week of practice’ before returning

Dec 2, 2013, 3:59 PM EDT

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It doesn’t sound like Pavel Datsyuk will be back in Detroit’s lineup until the Red Wings have played a few more games without him.

Earlier today, Wings general manager Ken Holland texted’s Ansar Khan to say that Datsyuk (concussion) would require “a good week of practice” before returning to game action. It’s not certain when he’ll start practicing either.

On the bright side, the Wings have won all four games that Datsyuk has missed, including Sunday’s 4-2 victory in Ottawa.

“We’re rolling four lines, everybody’s contributing and being a big part of our wins,” veteran forward Daniel Alfredsson said.

Detroit hosts Philadelphia Wednesday and travels to New Jersey for a game Friday.

  1. polegojim - Dec 2, 2013 at 5:39 PM

    Rest and get well Dats.

    The Wings are skating well…and other players are stepping up. Helm, Nyquist, Alfie, Franzen, Tartar.

    This can only help later in the season, when Dats is also at his best.

    The Wings have the talent to roll 4 dangerous lines, creating havoc for opponents.

  2. muckleflugga - Dec 2, 2013 at 7:54 PM


    • paperkid96 - Dec 2, 2013 at 8:54 PM

      yep. dats. he plays with Z, kronner, gus, big E, to name a few and their all coached by Babs. I think you had a problem with that one before.

  3. muckleflugga - Dec 3, 2013 at 11:01 AM

    no problem at all…just having a hard time adjusting to the cutsie nicknames coming from cutsie contributors

    perhaps they make y’all feel like you’re part of it, in the room, gassing it up with the boys…

    where i play, in canada, it’s always last names…cutsie names are reserved for derisive banter directed at other teams, or french canadians on principle alone

    • cheliostwin - Dec 3, 2013 at 11:56 AM

      Actually, I think it’s more laziness than trying to be cute. Many people haven’t learned how to spell all the names, and they don’t want to be embarrassed by misspelling them and are too lazy to look them up. Notice how the original commenter writes out Helm, Franzen, and Tatar (though he got that one wrong) but puts Alfie for Alfredsson. I’m guessing he’s a Wings fan who hasn’t learned how to spell Alfredsson yet. Datsyuk throws many people off, I’ve seen at least four misspellings, so quite a few commenters shorten it to Dats.

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