Report: Datsyuk signs with Russian club
9/5/2005 3:11:40 PM
MOSCOW - It appears that Pavel Datsyuk meant it when he set a Monday
deadline in his talks with the Red Wings.
According to Reuters, the restricted free agent signed a one-year
contract with Russian club Avangard Omsk today.
The 27-year-old All-Star centre, who reportedly turned down a $5
million offer by Detroit was apparently looking for a deal of at
least $6 million with the Red Wings.
"I think I am worth at least what (Dany) Heatley or (Joe) Thornton
got from their deals," Datsyuk told the Russian media.
Datsyuk has a clause in his Avangard contract, allowing him to leave
for the NHL midway through the season.