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Red Wings forward Pavel Datsyuk to miss two weeks after undergoing knee surgery

DETROIT – Detroit Red Wings forward Pavel Datsyuk is expected to be out of the lineup for two weeks after undergoing successful arthroscopic knee surgery.

The team says the 33-year-old Russian had fragments from his right knee removed this morning at the Detroit Medical Centre.

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Datsyuk leads the Red Wings with 59 points (16 goals, 43 assists) in 59 games this season.

Detroit takes a six-game winning streak into tonight’s game at Chicago.

The Red Wings lead the overall standings with 84 points this season.