Jon Parkin, Chris Brown and Neil Mellor also lie ahead of him and Preston boss Darren Ferguson said: "Stephen Elliott has gone to Norwich for the rest of the season.
"I feel that if Danny is fit, five strikers is one too many. It gives him an opportunity to go and get games because he hasn't had many.
"I felt, because it was Norwich, it was a good one for him and he was keen on going. I feel we have enough, with Danny fit, Neil, Chris and Jon and with a lot of games coming up we have to try and keep them as fit as we possibly can."