Datsyuk feels better, saying he can skate now. Says he is day to day, not sure when he”ll return but confident it will be before Olympics.
— Ansar Khan (@AnsarKhanMLive) January 22, 2014 
Pavel Datsyuk (groin) has missed the last seven Red Wings’ contests. The 35-year-old’s last game was the Winter Classic on New Year’s Day.
He is a key player for the Red Wings who have been pushed out of a NHL playoff spot in Dtsyuk’s absence. Datsyuk will be featured on Team Russia for the Winter Olympics in Sochi. If Team Russia is going to make a run for the gold medal, Datsyuk will have to be fully healthy.
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