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Datsyuk out 4-5 weeks with broken bone in hand

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http://www.mlive.com/redwings/index.ssf/2010/12/red_wings_pavel_datsyuk_to_mis.html

DETROIT -- Detroit Red Wings forward Pavel Datsyuk will miss four weeks with a broken right hand/wrist, coach Mike Babcock said following his team's 5-4 overtime victory Wednesday over the Vancouver Canucks

"It's unfortunate, there's nothing we can do about it. We got to find a way to dig in, just like we did tonight to get the game done,'' Babcock said. "More opportunity for someone else. We know Pav's a good player and we know he's coming back. He gets a little bit of vacation so he's ready for the playoffs.''

Datsyuk does not need surgery. His hand will be placed in a cast.

"It sounds like something that's going to heal, no problem,'' Babcock said. "It's just a matter where he needs some time.''

Datsyuk was injured with about 1:30 remaining in the first period, when he tripped over former teammate Mikael Samuelsson in front of the Vancouver net and landed awkwardly on the wrist.

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Anybody got a link to the replay? My god, I hope he just tore a nail...I don't want to relive the vile bucket of sasqatch-smegma that was last seaon's injury parade.

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god dammit these last 2 posts are so contradictory!!! I was listening on the radio, for the love of god let Datsyuk be alright! That can be my christmas present this year...

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I was watching NHL on the fly and they said that it was a broken hand. Likely out 4-5 weeks. Don't know how accurate this is, but its what I heard on the NHL network.

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So does this mean there's a chance they call someone up. I'd like to see Mursak, Emmerton, Filppula, or Tatar get some time in the NHL so we know what we have for next year.

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So does this mean there's a chance they call someone up. I'd like to see Mursak, Emmerton, Filppula, or Tatar get some time in the NHL so we know what we have for next year.

Hopefully Babs won't replace our best player with our worst (Draper)

How about bringing in Kindl and moving Ericsson up to forward as an experiment?

Think that might mess up his development?

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Man, hate this. Hope some guys can step up.

Heard from some at the game that he messed up his shoulder, saw walking out of the Joe in a sling.

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