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Datsyuk confident he’ll be healthy for Olympics

Jan 22, 2014, 11:33 AM EDT

From’s Ansar Khan:

Pavel Datsyuk (groin) has missed the last seven Red Wings’ contests. The 35-year-old’s last game was the Winter Classic on New Year’s Day.

Certainly Detroit, no longer in a playoff position, needs its star back as soon as possible. But Datsyuk’s importance to Team Russia can’t be understated either. Not only is he a dangerous offensive weapon, he’s one of the top defensive forwards in the world. If he’s not healthy for the Olympics, his country’s chances of winning gold on home soil fall considerably.

  1. muckleflugga - Jan 22, 2014 at 12:06 PM

    simply the best, better than all the rest

  2. georgejarkko - Jan 22, 2014 at 3:22 PM

    I’m sure the Red Wings are thrilled to hear that.

    • hockeydon10 - Jan 22, 2014 at 4:36 PM

      Hells yes. Us fans, too.

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