Detroit Red Wings center Pavel Datsyuk, who had surgery on his right ankle June 26, doesn't expect to be ready when the Red Wings open their regular season on Oct. 9 against the Toronto Maple Leafs at Joe Louis Arena.
"I'll miss only a little bit at the beginning of the season," Datsyuk said in video posted by the Detroit Free Press on Sunday. "We have enough [players]. I'll pick up my job later. I like this challenge.