Pavel Datsyuk, the Wings starting center – and arguably best player, underwent arthroscopic surgery this morning. It’s reported to have went well, and Datsyuk shouldn’t miss more than 3 weeks.
Datsyuk leads the team in assists (43) and total points (59), and even though the Wings are still running up the home wins record, his health is far more important to the team. As they prepare for hopefully a deep playoff run, Datsyuk needs to be 100% before stepping back onto the ice. His talent and aggressiveness are crucial for playoff wins.