Datsyuk is ‘probably 3-4 weeks away’


The Detroit Red Wings could really use Pavel Datsyuk.

They won’t be getting him anytime soon, though.

“Obviously, when he trusts his ankle and feels good about his ankle, he’ll then join us for practice,” GM Ken Holland told MLive.

“I still think – I’m guessing – he’s probably 3-4 weeks away, maybe two. I don’t really know.” 

The Wings dropped their third straight last night, losing 3-1 in Edmonton.

“We had two huge blowups and you can’t win with big blowups,” said head coach Jeff Blashill, who didn’t like the way his team played in its first five games either.

The Wings (3-3-0) are in Calgary Friday and Vancouver Saturday before returning home to take on Carolina Tuesday.

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