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Pavel Datsyuk returns in win

Updated: February 7, 2014, 1:08 AM ET
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Pavel Datsyuk, who hadn't played since New Year's Day because of a lower-body injury, made his return for the Detroit Red Wings on Thursday night.

Datsyuk didn't record a point in 13 minutes, 34 seconds of ice time in the Wings' 3-1 win over the Florida Panthers.

Datsyuk, second on the team with 15 goals, told reporters after Thursday's practice that he would play and that he was "hoping I'm in good shape."

The center, who plans to play for Russia in the Winter Olympics, ...

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