NHL Lockout: Pavel Datsyuk Debuts In Russia

Detroit Red Wings star Pavel Datsyuk made his KHL debut for CSKA Moscow on Monday, writes SB Nation Red Wings blog Winging It In Motown. Datsyuk helped his club to a 1-0 victory.

While he didn't notch any points, Datsyuk played effectively for most of the 18 minutes that he spent on the ice. He actually put the puck into the net on a second-period power play, but the goal was ultimately waved off by the officials. Although he started slowly, Datsyuk reportedly showed some of the glitz and glamour that has made him one of the league's most exciting players.

Datsyuk will continue to knock the rust off for CSKA while the NHL attempts to settle its labor strife, which may not happen anytime soon, if fellow Red Wing Danny Cleary has anything to say about it.

For more on the Red Wings, be sure to visit Winging It In Motown. And, for additional pro hockey coverage, head over to SB Nation's NHL hub.

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