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May 25, 2016 | 9:50pm ET
Datsyuk has offer to play in KHL
TheFourthPeriod.com

Pavel Datsyuk has been presented with an offer to play for SKA St. Petersburg of the KHL, his agent confirmed to the Detroit Free Press.

Daniel Milstein, who represents Datsyuk, told the paper "we expect offers from others, as well," but added "Pavel will not do anything until first he sits down with Ken Holland."

According to the Free Press, Datsyuk will meet with the Red Wings GM in mid-June after he wraps up a family vacation.

Datsyuk, 37, has one-year left on his contract, but has told reporters he wants to head home to Russia to be with his family.

If Datsyuk leaves, his $7.5 million salary cap hit will still count towards Detroit's overall cap figures.

"I have been in contact with Dan, and told them I'd like the answer by middle of June at the latest," Holland told the Free Press.

The paper notes the Wings could end up trading Datsyuk to a team in need of getting above the salary cap floor, if the veteran center does in fact leave for Russia, upon which any KHL team that signs him would require the Wings, or the NHL team that acquires his rights, to sign off on him playing overseas.

 
 
 

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