Captain Datsyuk is healthy, will play for Russia
Star center Pavel Datsyuk practiced for the first time Tuesday with Russia and proclaimed himself fit to start the tournament.
SOCHI, Russia -- Star center Pavel Datsyuk practiced for the first time Tuesday with Russia and proclaimed himself fit to start the tournament.
"Excellent," the Detroit Red Wings star center told reporters when asked how he was feeling after missing Monday's opening practice.
Then asked on his injury which kept him out about a month with Detroit, he said: "What injury?"
Russia opens Thursday against Slovenia and Datsyuk says he'll be there.
It's clear there's no way Datsyuk would miss a chance to play for Russia in a home Olympics, saying he's been preparing for it "all of my life."
"It's a good feeling," added Datsyuk. "Now, to come back and play in a home Olympics in front of your fans. It's an unbelievable feeling."
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