"I felt it (Monday) a little bit and hoped it would be better," Datsyuk told the News before Tuesday’s contest. "But it's not better."
Datsyuk possibly suffered the lower-body injury during Sunday's 3-2 overtime win over the Blackhawks in Chicago.
Although it is not considered to be serious, the Wings' leading scorer was held out of Tuesday's contest as a precaution.
In 41 games with the Red Wings this season, Datsyuk has recorded 13 goals and 30 assists for 43 points.
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