The Red Wing coach Mike Babcock will be very active in mixing up his lines but it seems likely that Pavel Datsyuk and Justin Abdekkader will play on the same unit against Boston.
The Red Wings are encouraged by the way Pavel Datsyuk played in his final games of the regular season.
Pavel Datsyuk scored for the second straight game in his third contest since returning to the lineup, as the Red Wings continued to roll with a 4-2 win over Buffalo on Tuesday night.
Pavel Datsyuk played in back-to-back games in his return to the lineup last week.
Pavel Datsyuk scored for the Red Wings in their 5-3 loss to the Canadiens on Saturday night.
Pavel Datsyuk (knee) will not play on the Red Wings' top line in his return on Friday.
Pavel Datsyuk is ready to return to the lineup from his knee problem.
Pavel Datsyuk won't return from his knee injury on Wednesday night.
Pavel Datsyuk (knee) might be able to return on Wednesday.
Pavel Datsyuk (knee) is expected to fully participate in Tuesday's practice.
Don't look for Pavel Datsyuk to return to action next week.
Pavel Datsyuk (knee) skated on Wednesday in an optional practice.
Pavel Datsyuk (knee) announced on Twitter Monday night that he's "hoping to play soon," but Detroit GM Ken Holland said a determination on the talented center's status hasn't been made yet.
Pavel Datsyuk (knee) has started to skate again.