Forward Pavel Datsyuk has been ruled out for Wednesday's game against the Bruins.

Datsyuk hasn't been on the ice since getting hit in the jaw by the elbow of Ottawa's Jared Cowen.

With the Red Wings only doing a light practice on Thanksgiving, it's likely Datsyuk won't play Friday against the New York Islanders or Sunday in Ottawa.

Datsyuk is out with concussion-like symptoms, although the team has not called it a concussion.

"He'll go through the process and we'll talk to him after that," said coach Mike Babcock, who added Datsyuk went through a light stationary bike workout Tuesday. "We'll go through the protocol and see what happens."

Forward Henrik Zetterberg has been communicating with Datsyuk regularly since Datsyuk got hit on the chin Saturday.

"He's not 100 percent," Zetterberg said. "We just have to wait until he is. I've been talking to him and it's tough to see when you know he wants to go, but he knows he can't. When it's your head like that, you have to be cautious and wait it out."

The Red Wings are a different team without Datsyuk's team-leading 12 goals.

"He plays so many minutes and in all situations," Zetterberg said. "He's our best player and when we don't have that, everybody has to chip in. It's impossible to replace him."