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Red Wings GM Ken Holland updates Datsyuk’s status, talks deadline deals with WDFN’s Regner

Red Wings GM Ken Holland spoke to WDFN's Art Regner this morning, and, over the course of a 7:25 interview, he VERY specifically stated that Pavel Datsyuk's issues involve inflammation of the left knee that does not require surgery, but instead, requires rest--which is a sticky wicket--though Datsyuk will see a doctor on Wednesday.

Holland says that Datsyuk's, "Day to day" and may or may not play on Thursday as the Wings are hoping that a little more rest will give Datsyuk enough time to heal without adding no-playing-time rust.

Holland also tells Regner that the Wings' success in developing a strong talent base in Grand Rapids via drafting and developing--as well as the team's hunch that Zetterberg may be ready for the playoffs, and the uncertainty regarding Stephen Weiss's situation--makes the Wings' desire to make a move at the trade deadline an incredibly complicated guessing game.

He wants to make a "hockey deal" that would involve a player being on the roster next fall, save perhaps a low-cost addition on defense, but the fact that Alexey Marchenko, Xavier Ouellet, Ryan Sproul and Adam Almquist are all doing well in Grand Rapids makes the team a little hesitant to make anything less than "a hockey deal."

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SYF's avatar

Pavel Datsyuk’s issues involve inflammation of the left knee

Might be bursitis?

Posted by SYF from Ball's Hill on 03/04/14 at 01:53 PM ET

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Remember 3 days ago when the same knee didnt require rest and they said to just play and it will get better. I swear Dr Nick from The Simpsons works for the red wings.

Posted by brians neck on 03/04/14 at 02:03 PM ET

George Malik's avatar

I’m sure some of the doctors he saw in Russia had Dr. Nick-like disclaimers.

Posted by George Malik from South Lyon, MI on 03/04/14 at 02:17 PM ET

Hippy Dave's avatar

F’ing Olympics.

Posted by Hippy Dave from Portland by way of Detroit on 03/04/14 at 03:03 PM ET

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