Evans Clinchy
Tuesday February 21st, 2012

Detroit Red Wings forward Pavel Datsyuk underwent minor arthroscopic knee surgery this morning and will be out for at least two weeks, according to Helene St. James of the Detroit Free Press.

"Everything is real good," Red Wings coach Mike Babcock said this morning. "He had a fragment in his knee, an old thing that we wanted to clean up here, prior to playoff time ... He'll be out a couple of weeks while he heals up."

The 33-year-old Datsyuk is carrying the Red Wings this season with 16 goals and 43 assists. He was an All-Star this year for the fourth time. The Red Wings are currently the best team in the NHL with 84 points. They'll be without Datsyuk when they take on the Blackhawks at 8 p.m. tonight at the United Center.

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