It doesn't appear The Magic Man will be returning to the NHL any time soon.
"Every year we sit down and talk about options but (returning to the) NHL isn't something he has entertained," Milstein said.
Datsyuk had one year left on his contract when he decided to head home to Russia following the 2015-2016 season. That contract was traded from the Red Wings to the Arizona Coyotes during the 2016 draft. The Coyotes still own his rights but the 40-year-old would be an unrestricted free agent on July 1, 2019.
In 14 seasons with the Red Wings, Datsyuk notched 918 points in 953 games, winning two Stanley Cups, four Lady Byng trophies, and three Selke trophies. He captained the Olympic Athletes of Russia to a gold medal at the 2018 Olympics and has 28 points in 32 contests with SKA St. Petersburg this season.