Brian Elliott's shutout streak (three games and 186:33 entering Wednesday night) ended in a 3-2 shootout loss to the visiting Detroit Red Wings.
Jaden Schwartz will return Thursday night after missing two games with an undisclosed muscle injury.
Jimmy Howard (knee) could return to the lineup before the end of the month.
GM Ken Holland expects Henrik Zetterberg to return from his back injury after the NHL's Christmas break.
Daniel Briere will be a healthy scratch Thursday.
Tyler Bozak (oblique injury) took part in Thursday's morning skate.
Victor Hedman will return from his lower-body injury Thursday night.
Loui Eriksson is still experiencing concussion symptoms.
Jaromir Jagr's game-winning goal against the Ottawa Senators on Wednesday was historic.
Curtis McElhinney (lower body) is projected to play between the pipes on Thursday.
Josh Harding has been placed on the injured reserve list as he needs an adjustment in his medication for multiple sclerosis.
Justin Abdelkader (head) felt well enough to skate on Wednesday.