The Detroit Red Wings are going through concussion protocols for superstar Pavel Datsyuk, but he is improving daily and may not be out long.

General manager Ken Holland told the Free Press today that Datsyuk is feeling better and will be at Joe Louis Arena on Tuesday. Whether Datsyuk will practice remains to be seen. The Wings are off today after playing back-to-back games over the weekend, and next play Wednesday when they host the Boston Bruins.

Datsyuk felt woozy after taking an elbow to his jaw courtesy of Ottawa's Jared Cowen Saturday. Datsyuk dropped to the ice, and was slow to get up. He played a few more shifts, but sat out the last couple of minutes. No penalty was called on the play, and Cowen was not disciplined by the NHL.

Datsyuk missed Sunday's game at Buffalo, which the Wings won, 3-1. Daniel Alfredsson returned from a groin injury, giving the Wings enough forwards. Todd Bertuzzi missed that game and will miss the Boston game as well, as he's sidelined by an upper-body injury. The injury hasn't been disclosed, but it is not his back.

Holland said he wasn't sure if Datsyuk was, in fact, concussed, but the team is following concussion guidelines for now.