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Red Wings will have Datsyuk for tonight's Game 5

| Saturday, June 6, 2009

DETROIT — If the Detroit Red Wings needed some momentum for Game 5 of the Stanley Cup Final, they're about to get a boost.

MVP finalist and center Pavel Datsyuk (foot) returned to the ice for the first time this series after missing seven playoff games.

Datsyuk has not played in the best-of-seven Cup Final, which is tied, 2-2. Datsyuk reportedly has a broken right foot, though he looked strong in a morning practice.

"In the playoffs, not everybody is healthy," Datsyuk said. "Playoff time, you play, healthy or not. ... I'm ready to go. I'm going to be in the game."

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