Will he or won't he? Datsyuk skates, looks comfortable, but still game-time call

Updated: June 4, 2009, 6:49 PM ET
By ESPN.com

PITTSBURGH -- Pavel Datsyuk said he's ready to play. Pittsburgh Penguins coach Dan Bylsma is prepared for the Detroit Red Wings' star forward to return.

Still, Red Wings coach Mike Babcock would not say definitively whether Datsyuk would be in the lineup for Thursday night's pivotal Game 4 of the Stanley Cup finals. He is expected to be a game-time decision.

When asked whether we should assume Datsyuk will play Thursday night, Babcock told reporters:

"I wouldn't ...

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