Datsyuk to miss fifth straight game
DETROIT -- Red Wings coach Mike Babcock is keeping his lineup the same for Game 2 of the Stanley Cup finals, meaning injured forwards Pavel Datsyuk and Kris Draper will again sit out against the Pittsburgh Penguins.
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The teams will be back on the ice Sunday night, less than 24 hours after the Red Wings took the series opener 3-1 on Saturday.
Datsyuk is trying to return from a foot injury, and Draper is recovering from a sore groin.
"I think it's the same," Babcock said of Datsyuk, out since Game 3 of the Western Conference finals. "He was limping coming out of the building last night, so there's no chance for him today."
Copyright 2009 by The Associated Press
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