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Datsyuk injured his shoulder in Monday's preseason opener against the Penguins, MLive.com's Ansar Khan reports.

Datsyuk returned to training camp at full health after undergoing a minor knee procedure in April, but it didn't take long for him to get nicked up again. While he played well in his return to the ice, notching a goal and assist Monday, the painful check he absorbed from defenseman Robert Scuderi ended up marring his night. The Red Wings should relay more information on his condition Tuesday, but needless to say, it's not encouraging to see the 36-year-old already falling victim to injury.

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Coach Mike Babcock relayed that Datsyuk (knee) said he was feeling "the best he has in years" this offseason, suggesting he'll be ready to go for training camp, NHL.com's Dan Rosen reports.

Considering Datsyuk hasn't played since late April, it's no surprise he's feeling spry, but there's serious questions he'll hold up for 82 games as he enters his age-34 campaign. He's missed a total of 76 games over his last four seasons, muting the impact of the nearly point-per-game production he provides when healthy. Considering his injury history, Datsyuk might not be worth the markup price his name will cost fantasy players on draft day.

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Pavel Datsyuk has already started his off-season workouts.

"Earlier than normal," GM Ken Holland said. "We wanted to see how he felt before he headed back (to Russia). He's pushing it pretty hard." He hasn't been experiencing any problems with his knee and it doesn't look like he'll need surgery, which is very good news. Datsyuk led the Wings in playoff scoring with three goals and five points in five games. He was limited to 45 games during the regular season, where he picked up 17 markers and 20 assists.

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Detroit GM Ken Holland doesn't think Pavel Datsyuk will require surgery on his left knee.

"It looks like he's not having surgery," Holland said. "At the end of the year, he had no pain, he wasn't playing on painkillers. He's going to stay in touch with doctors, but I don't think he's going to have surgery." Datsyuk missed 30 games this season because of inflammation in his knee, but it sounds like he'll be fine with some rest over the summer.

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Pavel Datsyuk will visit with doctors this week to determine if he requires surgery on his left knee.

"If he (Datsyuk) feels good, a doctor isn't going to force someone to have surgery," GM Ken Holland said. "It'll depend on how Pavel is feeling and what he wants to do." If he does have a procedure then it's expected to be a minor one, which would carry around a three-month recovery time. Datsyuk missed 30 games this season because of a sore knee.

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Pavel Datsyuk had a goal and an assist in Detroit's 4-2 loss to Boston on Saturday.

That defeat eliminated Detroit from the playoffs, so Datsyuk will finish with three goals and five points in five games. Datsyuk was limited to 45 regular season games in 2013-14 due to multiple injuries, but if he can stay healthy next season, then he should record over 70 points.

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Despite not practising Friday, Pavel Datsyuk will be in the Detroit lineup Saturday afternoon.

Red Wing coach Mike Babcock just gave a few of his veteran players the practise off to rest up for Saturday's elimination game.

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Pavel Datsyuk notched a goal and an assist in Detroit's 3-2 overtime loss to Boston on Thursday night.

He welcomed his newborn daughter, Vasiisa, into the world on Wednesday. Datsyuk also registered five shots on goal after he had three in his previous three playoff matches.

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Pavel Datsyuk didn't practice Wednesday because of the birth of his daughter.

He's expected to play Thursday night in Game 4. Datsyuk has a goal and four shots in the series.

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Pavel Datsyuk's marvellous third period goal was all the Red Wings needed on Friday night, as they held on to beat the heavily favoured Bruins in Game 1 by a score of 1-0.

Datsyuk took a pass from Johan Franzen in the neutral zone, stickhandled his way through multiple Bruins just over the blueline and fired home a deadly wrister past Tukka Rask with just 3:01 to go in the game. The goal gave the Red Wings home ice advantage and a 1-0 series lead against Boston with Game 2 coming on Sunday.