Lidstrom was hurt during this past Saturday's game against Colorado when he was hit in the skate by a puck. He played the entire contest before undergoing an x-ray afterward.
The 41-year-old veteran has 10 goals and 21 assists in 62 games this season, leading Detroit defensemen in scoring with 31 points. He also leads the club with a plus-25 rating, tied for the third-best mark in the NHL.
Mired in a three-game losing streak entering Tuesday's action, the Wings recalled defenseman Doug Janik from their American Hockey League affiliate in Grand Rapids. Janik, a 31-year-old veteran, leads the Griffins with a plus-16 rating in 53 games.