Datsyuk, Chelios Invited to All-Star Game

Detroit rookie Pavel Datsyuk and veteran Chris Chelios will join Brendan Shanahan, Nicklas Lidstrom, Sergei Fedorov and Dominik Hasek in this weekend’s All-Star festivities in Los Angeles.

Datsyuk will replace Phoenix’s injured Krystofer Kolanos in the YoungStars game on Friday night. Chelios will join Shanahan on the North American All-Star roster, taking the place of New Jersey’s injured Brian Rafalski.

Datsyuk said it was “very exciting news” through interpreter Sergei Fedorov.

The 40-year-old Chelios will be making his 11th All-Star appearance. “I’ve always enjoyed going, and obviously, I don’t have too many left,” he said.

All-Star Weekend is this weekend, starting with the YoungStars Game taking place Friday night and concluding with the All-Star Game on Saturday afternoon.

Author: Clark Rasmussen

Clark founded the site that would become DetroitHockey.Net in September of 1996 with no idea what it would lead to. He continues to write for the site and executes the site's design and development.

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