The Detroit Red Wings don't have anything to worry about in the near future, but Russian-born NHL superstar Pavel Datsyuk hasn't ruled out playing a final season in his hometown.
Avtomobilist Yekaterinburg of the KHL is the team Datsyuk grew up watching and he still wants to fulfill his dream of playing for them.
He told Russian publication Sportbox, "It is hard to talk about it now. My dream is to play for the [KHL team] remains, but [I have to] look at how the rest of my hockey career [goes]."
Datsyuk was in his hometown of Yekaterinburg to play an exhibition game as one of the NHL Stars playing against one of Russia's best amateur teams.
The magic man himself was gracious for the opportunity to play in his hometown against the team: "It was a pleasure to play for such a legendary team. Learn from them, to communicate."
Datsyuk is under contract for the next three seasons which will make him 38 years old when it expires.
[h/t Kukla's Corner]
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