Datsyuk Staying in Russia

Pavel Datsyuk will not be making a return to the NHL.

The 40-year-old former Detroit Red Wing has signed a contract with his hometown Russian club in the Kontinental Hockey League (KHL).

He posted a picture on social media of himself in the Avtomobilist uniform and the caption ''beloved Yekaterinburg.''

Datysuk left the NHL in 2016 to return to Russia where he won an Olympic gold medal last year with the Olympic Athletes from Russia after the NHL did not allow its players to take part.

 

— With files from the Associated Press