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Datsyuk hopes to sign new deal with Red Wings in July to keep him with franchise beyond 2014

DETROIT – Pavel Datsyuk says he hopes to sign a new deal with the Detroit Red Wings this summer.

Datsyuk spoke with reporters at Joe Louis Arena on Friday, two days after Detroit was eliminated by a 2-1 overtime loss to Chicago Blackhawks in Game 7 of their second-round series.

The Russian star has one year left on his seven-year contract.

Red Wings general manager Ken Holland wants to sign Datsyuk to another deal as early as July 5.

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Datsyuk led Detroit with 15 goals and 49 points in the 48-game, lockout-shortened season. He tied for third on the team with nine points in the post-season.

He helped the franchise win the Stanley Cup as a rookie in 2002 and again in 2008.