The 35-year-old Russian forward has been out of Detroit's lineup since Feb. 27 with a knee injury. In 39 games this season, Datsyuk has notched 15 goals and 18 assists.
Meanwhile, captain Henrik Zetterberg remains out of the lineup after undergoing back surgery. He said he hopes to be back for the playoffs. It's likely we won't see him unless the Wings make a deep push into the postseason.
The Red Wings took down the Boston Bruins on Wednesday night, 3-2, in Detroit. They host the Sabres at 7:30 p.m. Friday.