DETROIT >> Pavel Datsyuk (shoulder) practiced in a gray jersey Monday, which is for players injured or healthy scratches.
“We had a little competition at the end, he set up two goals and scored one himself so it looks to me like he’s … I don’t know,” Wings coach Mike Babcock said. “That’s the good thing about it, I don’t get to decide.”
Datsyuk was expected to miss roughly four weeks from the time he suffered a separated shoulder on Sept. 22.
Stephen Weiss and Daniel Cleary also practiced in gray jerseys. Both were healthy scratches the first two games.