Pavel Datsyuk speaks out on rumors about him going home


Detroit Red Wings forward Pavel Datsyuk has confirmed that this will be his last season in the NHL.

I’m thinking I go home after this season. I may not be done with hockey, but — it is hard to say — I think I am done playing in NHL. I feel very bad about it, said Datsyuk. Looking back, I wish I had done a year-by-year contract, not a three-year contract. I stayed (last year) in respect for Ilitch family. I don’t want to leave team in disaster. But if I have to do over again, I would sign a different deal. I didn’t realize it at the time.
 On June 26th 2015, Datsyuk had surgery on his right ankle due to a ruptured tendon, he was set to be re-evaluated 3 months later.

After his surgery, when the doctor emerged, it was learned that

Both of Pavel’s tendons were completely gone, destroyed; they had to use cadaver (replacements), Milstein said. Dr. Anderson said he didn’t think any active athlete could go through this and recover enough to go back to playing on the ice.
He shook his head. But Pavel did this. If it were me, I would have retired on the spot, the doctor said.
The Magic Man played 953 games, scored 314 goals and 604 assists in the NHL. He is 3-time Frank J. Selke trophy winner given to the player that showed most skill in the defensive component of the Game.  5-time Lady Byng Memorial Trophy winner rewarded to the player who exhibited the best sportsmanlike and gentlemanly conduct

And we can't forget 2-time winner of the Stanley Cup.

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