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Red Wings’ Datsyuk (knee) has started skating again

Mar 24, 2014, 9:47 PM EDT

Consider this a step in the right direction, as Detroit Red Wings veteran forward Pavel Datsyuk has started skating again. Datsyuk made the announcement via Twitter on Monday.

Datsyuk hasn’t played since Feb. 27 because of a knee injury, and he was essentially shut down earlier this month because of it. But now that he has started skating, what’s next?

“Don’t know what’s next. I’ll talk to the trainers and doctors to see what’s next, but right now he’s still going through the time he needs to give it a chance to heal,” Red Wings general manager Ken Holland told Chuck Pleiness of Red Wings Front.

The Red Wings have been ravaged by injuries this season.

According to Rotoworld, here is a list of injuries for Detroit: Datsyuk (knee); Todd Bertuzzi (flu); Jonathan Ericsson (finger); Justin Abdelkader (leg); Tomas Jurco (ribs); Daniel Cleary (knee); Henrik Zetterberg (back); Stephen Weiss (groin).

  1. 4everwingsfan - Mar 24, 2014 at 10:05 PM

    Would be nice to see number 13 back on the ice.

  2. polegojim - Mar 24, 2014 at 10:44 PM

    Absolutely need him back… and he’ll be coming back to a very different team… A better team. A stronger team, full of guys who will help open up the ice for him.

    Can’t wait to see it.

  3. bozgood - Mar 25, 2014 at 4:38 AM

    Trying to stay positive here. But I’ll reserve my enthusiasm for when he’s actually back in the lineup. The Wings still need the best two way forward in the world to be just that when he does return.

  4. valoisvipers - Mar 25, 2014 at 9:50 AM

    The kids have grown and have filled in nicely for the Wings but with Paval coming back their playoff chances get a whole lot better. If they can make the playoffs, Zee will be ready sometime during the first round and then they will be a very dangerous team again.

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