Datsyuk ‘good to go’ against Wild, but will be a game-time decision


Red Wings star Pavel Datysuk says he’s “good to go” for tomorrow’s game in Minnesota.

Datsyuk has missed the last two games with what MLive is calling an “ankle issue.” The 36-year-old also missed five straight games before returning to the lineup for a pair of contests last weekend. His health remains a concern with the start of the playoffs less than two weeks away.

Detroit coach Mike Babcock wasn’t willing to guarantee Datsyuk’s spot in the lineup versus the Wild, saying, “We played him on a line today (in practice) like he was playing, but we don’t know how it’ll react so we’ll decide tomorrow morning.”

Datsyuk centered Darren Helm and Tomas Tatar in practice.

The Wings have just four wins in their last 15 games.

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