Pavel Datsyuk sits out vs. Islanders
UNIONDALE, N.Y. -- Detroit Red Wings leading scorer Pavel Datsyuk is sitting out against the New York Islanders because of an undisclosed lower body injury that doesn't appear to be serious.
Datsyuk was injured Sunday against the Chicago Blackhawks in a game in which he scored the winning goal in overtime. The decision to keep him out of Tuesday night's game was a bit of a surprise and largely precautionary. Detroit put out a lineup with 11 forwards and seven defensemen against the Islanders.
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