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Ugh. Red Wings’ Pavel Datsyuk won’t play on Tuesday, Weiss ‘had setback’; Cleary hurt again

Updated 10x at 3:17 PM: Per the Free Press's Anthony Fenech...

And DetroitRedWings.com's Bill Roose:

Update: Is this good? Per MLive's Ansar Khan:

Oh look, let's all be surprised:

It's like a bowl of *#$%@& fun:

Update: He's resting?

Update #2: Um, uh...

Update #3: Super.

Update #4:

Update #5:

Update #6: SIGH:

Update #7: More on Weiss:

Update #8: Here's MLive's Ansar Khan in text form:

Datsyuk hasn’t been on the ice since the second period of Thursday’s 6-1 victory at Ottawa. He worked out extensively off-ice Monday and said he is day-to-day, hoping to play Thursday at home against Colorado.

“Can’t play; issue with my knee,” Datsyuk said. “We’re looking day-to-day, hard to stay anything.”

He played two games before the Olympics and two games after but wasn’t skating well. Datsyuk said he just needs rest and treatment.

“A little bit (frustrating), but nothing you can do,” Datsyuk said.

General manager Ken Holland said, “Same thing he’s been battling since early January, just won’t go away. I think you’re more concerned we got to win a game tomorrow and we got to find 20 guys that are healthy and can give us a chance to win. If Pav’s healthy and can help us win he’ll be in the lineup (not Tuesday).”

Weiss practiced again Monday but Holland said it “was a bad day” for him, as he experienced a setback.

“I kind of thought Stephen Weiss would be ready a week ago but the body hasn’t responded the way we had hoped,” Holland said. “So you look at a timeline and you believe that’s the timeline (but) you never really know until you get there.”

Update #9: Here's the Free Press's Fenech in text form:

Pavel Datsyuk wasn’t on the ice for practice this afternoon at Joe Louis Arena, and he won’t play Tuesday night, when the Detroit Red Wings visit New Jersey (7 p.m., FSD). But he was in the weight room, taking out his frustrations on a large tire during a lengthy workout with a sledgehammer.

“A little bit,” he said about his frustration with the left knee issue that continues to hamper him. “But there’s nothing you can do.”

If there is, the Wings are trying to find it.

Datsyuk will not travel with the team to New Jersey and instead will see his fourth doctor on Wednesday, general manager Ken Holland told the Free Press.

Three previous doctors ruled out the need for surgery. Both Holland and Datsyuk consider Datsyuk’s availability day-to-day.

“Just rest and treatment,” Datsyuk said. “Every day, hoping.”

And regarding Joakim Andersson's promotion? Quoth Mike Babcock:

“He’s just gotta be a guy who gets some pucks back,” coach Mike Babcock said of Andersson. “Gotta be a guy who wins face-offs and plays well in detail, and the rest will look after itself.”

Update #10: The Detroit News's Josh Katzenstein weighs in as well:

Datsyuk said the nagging injury is “a little bit” frustrating, but there’s “nothing we can do.” He’ll continue to rest and undergo treatment for the knee and hopes to return for Thursday’s game against Colorado at Joe Louis Arena.

“If Pav’s healthy and can help us win, he’ll be in the lineup,” general manager Ken Holland said.

Coach Mike Babcock said Joakim Andersson will replace Datsyuk on the first line with Gustav Nyquist and Johan Franzen against New Jersey.

In other injury news, winger Daniel Cleary (knee) will likely be out for the rest of the week, and center Stephen Weiss (groin) experienced a setback in practice Monday, Holland said.

“Weiss had a bit of a setback today, so we’re going to send him for some pictures,” Holland said. “(We’ll) get more information tomorrow. Today was a bad day for him.”

Holland also said he hopes Henrik Zetterberg (back) can return in time for the playoffs if the Red Wings clinch a spot.

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MoreShoot's avatar

Peachy.

Posted by MoreShoot on 03/03/14 at 02:06 PM ET

Bent's avatar

Make it stop.

Posted by Bent from The U.P. on 03/03/14 at 02:08 PM ET

Tracy from T-Town Hockey 's avatar

Good thing the kids are alright or we’d be really screwed!

Posted by Tracy from T-Town Hockey on 03/03/14 at 02:16 PM ET

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Still missing your top two players, regardless of how well the kids are playing. Feel bad for Weiss. Everyone thought he’d have been back last week….sigh. This season has been a nightmare.

Posted by tmoore4075 on 03/03/14 at 02:21 PM ET

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This season has been a nightmare.

Posted by tmoore4075 on 03/03/14 at 01:21 PM ET

It has, and it hasn’t. How fuchin’ lucky are the Wings that they’ve got good scouts and an established system for the kids to come up through so they’re ready for primetime?

Posted by SK77 on 03/03/14 at 02:25 PM ET

Tracy from T-Town Hockey 's avatar

Feels like Weiss is the new Helm of injuries/setbacks, poor guy.

Posted by Tracy from T-Town Hockey on 03/03/14 at 02:25 PM ET

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It has, and it hasn’t. How fuchin’ lucky are the Wings that they’ve got good scouts and an established system for the kids to come up through so they’re ready for primetime?

No you are right, and I have thought about that. Had they been healthy, or relatively, all year, we wouldn’t have seen these guys, especially in the roles they’ve been given. But I’m ready for Pavel to be healthy and Weiss to be back.

Posted by tmoore4075 on 03/03/14 at 02:30 PM ET

Gary A$$ SUCK !!'s avatar

Cleary out at least one week with knee injury..Ohhh NO!!! only one week ??? anyhow I hope we’ll see both Weiss and Datsyuk very soon. Go Red Wings Go

Posted by Gary A$$ SUCK !! from Fort Myers, Florida on 03/03/14 at 03:00 PM ET

Kate from Pa.-made in Detroit's avatar

How fuchin’ lucky are the Wings that they’ve got good scouts and an established system for the kids to come up through so they’re ready for primetime?

Posted by SK77 on 03/03/14 at 01:25 PM ET


I like our Team. wink  Whatever it takes to make the playoffs.

Lets Go Red Wings!!!!!

Posted by Kate from Pa.-made in Detroit on 03/03/14 at 03:25 PM ET

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Can someone tell me what Danny Cleary has even done the last month to injure his knee? Sounds like his chronic issues are so bad, its time to retire. IR for the rest of the year, then hang em up. No shame in that.

Posted by MNWing on 03/03/14 at 03:48 PM ET

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I just puked in my mouth, a lot.

Posted by Crater from SoCal on 03/03/14 at 05:19 PM ET

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Posted by SK77 on 03/03/14 at 01:25 PM ET

It’s when I read a post like this that I regret there’s no “like” or “thumbs-up” or “that’s the cat’s pajamas” button on here.

Posted by alwaysaurie on 03/03/14 at 06:43 PM ET

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Posted by Kate from Pa.-made in Detroit on 03/03/14 at 02:25 PM ET

Diitos…what she said.

LGRW !!!!!

Posted by Rumbear from Top O the Hasek, with 3 fingers of rum & a cigar.. on 03/03/14 at 06:57 PM ET

George Malik's avatar

Daniel Cleary definitely needs to understand that he’s had a long and fine career, he’s made quite a bit out of being a can’t-miss-kid-turned-try-out, but that he’s at the point where his degenerative injuries have taken such a toll that in some countries, he’d be taken out to the back 40, shot and made into soup.

Posted by George Malik from South Lyon, MI on 03/03/14 at 07:09 PM ET

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Daniel Cleary definitely needs to understand that he’s had a long and fine career, he’s made quite a bit out of being a can’t-miss-kid-turned-try-out, but that he’s at the point where his degenerative injuries have taken such a toll that in some countries, he’d be taken out to the back 40, shot and made into soup.

The Wife and I had a picture taken with Kronwall and Cleary last January. The Wife and I could see the look in Cleary’s eyes that he pretty much realized his career is about done.
Sad.

Posted by bigfrog on 03/03/14 at 07:54 PM ET

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