Word has it that Datsyuk may not play in game three Vs. Chicago, due to taking a shot in the foot the last game. The game won't be the same without him although some people speculate saying he hasn't done much so far anyways. I for one wish he was going to play. Don't get me wrong though? It's not that The Red Wings can't beat Chicago without him. It's more the excitement he brings to the game with his tricks,assists and unbelievable takeaways. But if it's time he needs, than just like any other player I would rather have them sit out, than agitate his foot making it worse.
"It's day-to-day," Babcock said of Datsyuk. "He got a rocket off the foot the other night. You know, you go from there and you see what happens."
"Helmer played a great playoffs so far," Samuelsson said. "Today we had Helm and if that happens, I feel comfortable with him and Huds does, too. Still, it comes down to hard work. He's that type of guy. We like to play with him."
"I just gotta jump in there and help do what they've been doing to be successful," he said. "They've been really great down low grinding and cycling the puck. They're obviously scoring as well. I gotta be prepared to do the dirty work down low and move the puck to those guys and let their skill take over. ... Huds and Sammy are good skill players. Huds can pass the puck like no one else and holds onto the puck really well ... get it to him, move my feet and try to get to an open space for him. And Sammy, he can shoot from anywhere."