But the amount of time Henrik Zetterberg and Pavel Datsyuk are missing is not his fault.
Pavel Datsyuk wants to play, not talk.
Should Datsyuk being playing in these Olympic games?
The Russians are practicing for the first time since NHL players arrived for the Olympics, and captain Pavel Datsyuk is the only skater not on the ice.
Along with St. Louis, Detroit and Chicago have the most Olympians of any NHL team this season, and Red Wings coach Mike Babcock said the two-week experience should be a renewing one for players.
Detroit Red Wings center Pavel Datsyuk has been named captain of Russia’s Olympic hockey team.
The Red Wings forward took to Facebook shortly after the team’s win on Thursday night to share a new video.
Zetterberg joins a list of injured Red Wings which includes their leading goal-scorer, forward Pavel Datsyuk, who suffered a concussion on Nov. 23 against the Ottawa Senators.
Pavel Datsyuk and Mikael Samuelsson scored 36 seconds apart midway through the first period and the Detroit Red Wings held on to beat the Buffalo Sabres 2-1 Wednesday night in the season-opener for both teams.
The ‘Magic Man’ is back at it.