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by George Malik on 11/26/13 at 12:12 PM ET
Updated 6x at 1:47 PM: This is about the worst news I can deliver you this morning regarding one Red Wings forward Pavel Datsyuk, from MLive's Ansar Khan...
The Macomb Daily's Chuck Pleiness...
The Detroit News's Ted Kulfan...
And the Free Press's Helene St. James:
Update #5: The Free Press's Helene St. James posted a video of Zetterberg and Babcock discussing Datsyuk's status...
Update #6: Here's the Detroit News's Ted Kulfan on Datsyuk:
Forward Pavel Datsyuk has been ruled out for Wednesday's game against the Bruins. Datsyuk didn’t practice Tuesday. He likely has a concussion, though the Wings have not termed it as such.
"He'll go through the process and we'll talk to him after that," said Babcock, who added Datsyuk went through a light stationary bike workout Tuesday. "We'll go through the protocol and see what happens."
Forward Henrik Zetterberg has been communicating with Datsyuk regularly since Datsyuk got hit on the chin Saturday by Ottawa defenseman's Jared Cowen.
"He's not 100 percent," Zetterberg said. "We just have to wait until he is. He's not ready to go. I've been talking to him and it's tough to see when you know he wants to go, but he knows he can't. When it's your head like that, you have to be cautious and wait it out."
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