Pavel Datsyuk was recently intervied by SOVSPORT.RU and here is the translation:
Where I will play in this season? Thus far situation in the fog. I can say one: even if I remain in Russia, then (I) only (play) in the "dynamo". Specific proposal from "Detroit" about the new contract to me thus far yet it did not enter.
More of the interview talks about his recovery from elbow surgery which is now 100%.
Here is the whole interview:
Yesterday together with the basic composition of "dynamo" began to be trained the best player the super-leagues of the past season Pavel datsyuk. Datsyuk arrived flying to Moscow from Detroit week ago and, until "dynamo" it came out at the tournament in Saint Petersburg, it were occupied in the capital according to the individual program. - the first training on ice in Moscow I conducted even on Friday, said Datsyuk to correspondent "SS" to gennadi NABATOVU. - it went for a drive a little. Separately thus far it did not load. Although the process of rehabilitation after operation on the elbow practically was completed. After the Austrian championship of peace in America to me they removed the small fragment of meniscus. Where I will play in this season? Thus far situation in the fog. I can say one: even if I remain in Russia, then only in the "dynamo". Specific proposal from "Detroit" about the new contract to me thus far yet it did not enter.
update 6:14pm, I made a few phone calls today regarding Datsyuk and the sides are still far apart. Thw Wings want Datsyuk to commit to a long term contract and Pavel only wants to commit until he is FA eligible. They are also miles apart in salary which tells me there is much work to be done. Remember, if Dats signs a contract with Dynamo, the Wings have only until August 15th to guarantee the NHL contract will "ace" the Dynamo contract.