Datsyuk Update And Conner Talk

This entire post is mostly an excuse to post this picture. (Created by Kronwalled55.)

Will we see the return of the magician tonight for the game against the puppy dogs of Arizona?  Well, looks like we’ll have to see.

“After three days off, of course I feel better, but I need to see,” Datsyuk said. “After eight hours, we make decision. I hope so. Looking forward to playing.”

Said coach Mike Babcock of Datsyuk’s status: “I don’t know for sure, we’re going to make a game-time decision.”

Groin injuries are a b!tch, so don’t rush it Pav.

Hit the jump for more injury updates and some thoughts on Conner.

In other news, Mr. Mursak is back in Detroit after a few days in GR to get his wind back..  If Datsyuk can’t go, Mursak likely will.

But on that vein, and I know this is a few days late, but I was not happy to see Conner sent down.  The kid can play.  He’s very similar to a more tenacious Patrick Eaves.  I loved having him on line 3 with Helmer and Cleary and think he fits much better there than Miller.  I hope this isn’t the last we see of him, it shouldn’t be.   Mursak and Emmerton have some big shoes to fill (even if he is a little guy) in my opinion.

BTW, we have a treat in store for you for tonight’s movie poster.  Get pumped.