Red Wings

Report: Red Wings Star Pavel Datsyuk Considering Knee Surgery

View Comments
BOSTON, MA - APRIL 18: Pavel Datsyuk #13 of the Detroit Red Wings carries the puck around the net in the second period in front of Zdeno Chara #33 of the Boston Bruins in Game One of the First Round of the 2014 NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs at TD Garden on April 18, 2014 in Boston, Massachusetts. (Photo by Jared Wickerham/Getty Images)

BOSTON, MA – APRIL 18: Pavel Datsyuk #13 of the Detroit Red Wings carries the puck around the net in the second period in front of Zdeno Chara #33 of the Boston Bruins in Game One of the First Round of the 2014 NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs at TD Garden on April 18, 2014 in Boston, Massachusetts. (Photo by Jared Wickerham/Getty Images)

AshleyDunkak Ashley Dunkak
Ashley writes feature stories and news articles about the Lions,...
Read More

Detroit Red Wings
Upcoming Games

Buy Red Wings Tickets Full Schedule
Sunday Nov 30
vs. Canucks
Tuesday Dec 2
vs. Panthers
Thursday Dec 4
vs. Stars
Red Wings Central
Shop for Red Wings Gear
Buy Red Wings Tickets

NHL Scoreboard
NHL Standings
Team STATS
Team Schedule
Team Roster
Team Injuries

By Ashley Dunkak
@AshleyDunkak

CBS DETROIT – After missing nearly half the season and then scoring three goals in five playoff games for the Detroit Red Wings, star Pavel Datysuk could soon undergo knee surgery, according to MLive.

“It has to be determined whether four months off and a commitment to the gym will give him the power and the quickness we’re used to,” general manager Ken Holland told MLive. “It’s between the doctor and Pav. A lot depends on what Pav wants to do. He doesn’t seem to feel he has the power.

“There’s a question if there’s dead tissue in there,” Holland continued. “They take the dead tissue out and get the blood flowing in the ligament.”

Datsyuk played just one game in January, four games in February and no games in March. He returned in April and contributed four points – two goals and two assists – in the final six games of the regular season. In the playoffs, Datsyuk was the team’s most productive player, leading the team with five points in five postseason games.

None of Datsyuk’s teammates had more than two points in the playoffs. Datysuk was one of just two players to have a positive plus-minus rating in the team’s first-round series against the Boston Bruins. He and Henrik Zetterberg, another Red Wings star who played just 45 games because of injury, both recorded ratings of 1.

 

 

View Comments
blog comments powered by Disqus
Follow

Get every new post delivered to your Inbox.

Join 2,066 other followers