Detroit Red Wings center Pavel Datsyuk will be back in the lineup against the Panthers in Florida tonight when they begin a home-and-home series with the Panthers.
Game time is 7:30 p.m.
Datsyuk has missed seven games with a concussion after he was hit in the head late last month against Ottawa.
The Wings were 5-2 without the center, who has 12 goals and 23 points in 24 games this season.
Yesterday, Detroit also announced Jimmy Howard will get the start in goal tonight, after being replaced by backup Jonas Gustavsson in six of the last eight games.
By: Mike Plourde – for Great Lakes Radio Sports