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On ‘Baby Pavel’

This news is belated, but I've been quite ill, so: the Free Press's Helene St. James "delivers" good news:

Make plans for the 2035 NHL draft: There could be a Datsyuk in the mix.

Former Detroit Red Wings puck magician Pavel Datsyuk and his wife, Maria, welcomed a baby boy, Pavel Jr. , on Sunday. The news was confirmed to the Free Press by Dan Milstein, Datsyuk's agent.

It is the third child and first son for Datsyuk. He has a daughter, Elizabeth, from his first marriage, and he and Maria welcomed daughter Vasilisa in 2014.

Datsyuk, 38, returned to his native Russia last summer, after 15 seasons with the Wings that included winning the Stanley Cup as a rookie in 2002 and again in 2008. He was known as the "Magic Man" for his incredible puck-dangling skills. He won multiple Selke and Lady Byng trophies.

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ilovehomers's avatar

Helene St. James “delivers” good news

love it. hahaha

Sure do miss when GM and PK aren’t updating as frequently.  KK really has become my go-to place for news, especially since facebook hacks like Complete Hockey News acts as a news source, regurgitating twitter without any credit to the real author.

Posted by ilovehomers on 02/16/17 at 03:42 PM ET

Shanny_Fan's avatar

Great news. Man do I miss watching Pav play

Posted by Shanny_Fan on 02/16/17 at 04:20 PM ET


I’m just so happy we can finally put to rest all those “why Datsyuk really left Detroit” conspiracy theories.

Hope your better soon George.

Posted by leftwing on 02/16/17 at 05:29 PM ET

Kate from PA now in SC-made in Detroit's avatar

Congratulations to the Datsyuk family.

Good news for a change!

Lets Go Red Wings!!!!!

Posted by Kate from PA now in SC-made in Detroit on 02/16/17 at 10:16 PM ET


I’m thinking we have just heard about the birth of a great pianist.

Posted by howeandhowe from Seattle on 02/17/17 at 04:41 PM ET

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