Pavel Datsyuk returns to Red Wings lineup in time for Florida

Detroit center missed 7 games with concussion

By Dave Bartkowiak Jr. - Digital Managing Editor
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Pavel Datsyuk stick handles through Nashville Predators players during a game on April 14, 2013 in Nashville.

DETROIT - Pavel Datsyuk will be back in action Tuesday night when the Detroit Red Wings face the Florida Panthers in Florida.

Datsyuk has missed the past seven games with a concussion. The center has 12 goals and 23 points in 24 games this season.

The Red Wings are still without captain Henrik Zetterberg (herniated disc) and center Darren Helm (shoulder).

On the blue line, the team still misses Danny DeKeyser who suffered a separated shoulder Nov. 21 against the Nashville Predators.

Tuesday's game starts at 7:30 p.m. It is part two of a home-and-home series between the teams. The Panthers prevailed 2-1 on Saturday at Joe Louis Arena.

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