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Signs point to Datsyuk’s return Tuesday in Montreal

Boston Bruins v Detroit Red Wings - Game Four

DETROIT, MI - APRIL 24: Pavel Datsyuk #13 of the Detroit Red Wings moves the puck against the Boston Bruins of Game Four of the First Round of the 2014 NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs at Joe Louis Arena on April 24, 2014 in Detroit, Michigan. (Photo by Gregory Shamus/Getty Images)

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From Helene St. James of the Detroit Free Press:

Datsyuk says he’ll know tomorrow after the morning skate if he’ll play Tuesday evening in Montreal.

If he does return from his separated shoulder against the Canadiens, it’ll be right around the time he was originally scheduled to be ready (4-5 weeks, from Sep. 24).

The Red Wings (3-1-1) have done just fine without their star forward. They’re coming off back-to-back wins over Toronto on Friday and Saturday, while their only regulation loss was a close 3-2 decision versus Anaheim.

Franzen sat out Saturday’s game with a lower-body injury.