5 years ago

Pavel Datsyuk skated with the Red Wings on Tuesday after finally returning from Russia and the KHL.

The Wings gave Datsyuk permission to play in the KHL All-Star Game on Sunday, making his absence far less controversial than that of Ilya Kovalchuk's. Still, Datsyuk didn't rule out returning to Russia at some point, saying,"It's kind of my dream, to (go) back and enjoy with Russian friends.They (cheered) for me at the beginning. You never know how your career will go."