CHICAGO — It didn’t take long for Pavel Datsyuk’s agent Gary Greenstin to shoot down a report in Sovetsky Sport that his client had reached a tentative three-year agreement with AK Bars Kazan of the KHL after his contract expires next season with the Wings.
“It’s BS rumors,” Greenstin said in a phone interview Friday. “He can’t talk to anybody. He’s under contract with the Detroit Red Wings.
“Nobody is talking to any Russian team,” Greenstin continued. “There are rules and he’s under contract.”
Datsyuk, who has expressed feelings about returning to play in Russia one day, will make $6.7 million next season and can’t sign an extension until July 5.
“We have time,” Greenstin said. “If he stays here it will be with the Red Wings.”