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Pavel Datsyuk Returns Tonight For The Red Wings


The Red Wings and Russia?s Olympic team are getting a big return tonight in Florida, as Pavel Datsyuk will play for the first time since the 2014 Winter Classic.

Datsyuk, who?s missed the last 14 games with a knee injury, will be a huge boost to a Detroit team that?s played reasonably well of late, winning four of its last seven while collecting 10 of 14 points.

It?s also a great sign for Russia, as Datsyuk ? who?ll captain the club in Sochi ? gets tonight?s game against the Panthers and Saturday?s game against Tampa Bay under his belt prior to departing for the Winter Games this weekend.

For more on this story visit: Mike Halford, NBC Sports


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