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Datsyuk Signing Official

via TSN,
MOSCOW - It appears that Pavel Datsyuk meant it when he set a Monday deadline in his talks with the Red Wings. The restricted free agent signed a one-year contract with Russian club Avangard Omsk today. The 27-year-old All-Star centre, who reportedly turned down a $5 million offer by Detroit was apparently looking for a deal of at least $6 million with the Red Wings. "I think I am worth at least what (Dany) Heatley or (Joe) Thornton got from their deals," Datsyuk told the Russian media. Datsyuk has a clause in his Avangard contract, allowing him to leave for the NHL midway through the season.

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