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Pavel Datsyuk To Play In KHL All-Star Game, Join Red Wings After

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DETROIT, MI - APRIL 15: Pavel Datsyuk #13 of the Detroit Red Wings celebrates a second period goal in front of Pekka Rinne #35 and Roman Josi #59 of the Nashville Predators  during Game Three of the Western Conference Quarterfinals during the 2012 NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs at Joe Louis Arena on April 15, 2012 in Detroit, Michigan. Nashville won the game 3-2 and lead the series 2-1. (Photo by Gregory Shamus/Getty Images)

DETROIT, MI – APRIL 15: Pavel Datsyuk #13 of the Detroit Red Wings celebrates a second period goal in front of Pekka Rinne #35 and Roman Josi #59 of the Nashville Predators during Game Three of the Western Conference Quarterfinals during the 2012 NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs at Joe Louis Arena on April 15, 2012 in Detroit, Michigan. Nashville won the game 3-2 and lead the series 2-1. (Photo by Gregory Shamus/Getty Images)

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In what should come as a comfort to Devils fans who might be worried about Ilya Kovalchuk, he won’t be the only NHL player in the KHL All-Star Game.

Detroit Red Wings star Pavel Datsyuk, who spent the lockout with CSKA Moscow, will also be taking part in the All-Star Game slated for this weekend in Russia, the same time training camps are expected to open in the NHL.

So why, exactly, is this good news for the Devils regarding the Kovalchuk situation? Because Datsyuk will be coming to Detroit once the game is done. This will be his way of saying thanks to the fans in the KHL for the past few months.

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