Datsyuk to miss fifth straight game

Updated: May 31, 2009, 1:11 PM ET
Associated Press

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.

Previously injured defensemen Nicklas Lidstrom and Jonathan Ericsson played in Game 1 and will be back for Sunday's game.

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."


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