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

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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