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Duncan Keith | Defenseman

Team: Chicago Blackhawks
Age / DOB:  (32) / 7/16/1983
Ht / Wt:  6'1' / 192
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Duncan Keith played over 27 minutes in his return to the lineup on Saturday night.
27:34 to be exact. Keith had been out since Oct. 17 with a knee injury and the 'Hawks didn't bother easing him into the lineup. The 32-year-old finished the game with one assist, a plus-two rating, two penalty minutes and three shots on goal. Not a bad performance for a guy who missed each of the last 10 games. Nov 15 - 10:39 AM
Source: CSN Chicago

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Duncan Keith (knee) will rejoin the Chicago Blackhawks on Saturday.

Keith hasn't played since Oct. 17 because of a meniscus tear. "He should enhance all situational plays, power play, penalty killing, 5-on-5, important minutes, first and last shifts of periods and games. A lot of times he’s a key factor in all those critical shifts," coach Joel Quenneville said of Keith. "It’s a big void. Defensively I didn’t think we were bad in that stretch but certainly his presence makes a big difference." Keith will probably play alongside Niklas Hjalmarsson. Keep in mind that it is possible that Keith will be scratched on Sunday rather than using him in back-to-back contests this quickly.
Source: CSN Chicago
Nov 13 - 3:08 PM

Duncan Keith (knee) may be available to return this weekend.

Coach Joel Quenneville is optimistic that Keith could play Saturday at St. Louis or Sunday against Calgary. Keith skated for more than hour on Tuesday. He hasn't played since Oct. 17 because of a meniscus tear.
Nov 11 - 9:27 AM

Duncan Keith (knee) is getting close to resuming off-ice workouts, according to coach Joel Quenneville.

Keith underwent surgery to repair a meniscal tear in his right knee back on Oct. 20 and his four-to-six week timetable remains on track.
Nov 3 - 6:30 PM

Duncan Keith (knee) has been put on long-term injured reserve by the Blackhawks.

He had successful surgery on Tuesday to repair a right meniscal tear and is expected to be sidelined for four-to-six weeks.
Oct 21 - 1:08 PM

Duncan Keith will be out of action for four-to-six weeks after having surgery to repair a right meniscal tear.

He underwent successful surgery on Tuesday. Keith has averaged 24:21 of ice time in Chicago's first six games and his absence leaves a gaping hole in the Blackhawks' defense corps.
Oct 20 - 12:28 PM

The Blackhawks are trying to add a defenseman via the trade route, according to the Chicago Tribune’s Chris Kuc.

Coach Joel Quenneville is comfortable with his top four: Duncan Keith, Brent Seabrook, Niklas Hjalmarsson and Trevor Daley but after that it’s been a bit of a roll of the dice. The Blackhawks will have to be creative in figuring out the pieces to a potential deal as they have just $350,000 in cap space available, according to
Oct 10 - 8:46 PM

Duncan Keith scored Monday's Game 6 eventual Cup-winning goal, and captured the Conn Smythe Trophy as playoff MVP.

At times, it seemed as though Keith was literally carrying the Blackhawks on his back. Keith's goal was symbolic of his overall effort, supporting the offensive drive and following up his own rebound to put home the only goal Chicago needed in their 2-0 victory. Over his 30:19 of ice time, the seventh time he played at least 30 minutes (only twice playing under 25 minutes in playoff 23 games), Keith tied two others with six shots on net to lead, plus four blocks and a hit. Keith finished the postseason tied for third in points with 21, which ranked second on the team. He also tied for most assists (18), and led all defensemen in both categories.
Jun 16 - 1:01 AM

Duncan Keith is just 14:42 away from reaching the 700 minutes played mark during the 2015 Stanley Cup playoffs.

If he does reach that number, he will become only the fourth player in history to play that many minutes in one playoff year. Kings defenseman Drew Doughty played 747:33 last year, Chris Pronger played 742:55 in 2006 and Nicklas Lidstrom played 717:01 in 2002. If the series between the Hawks and Lightning goes to Game 7, and Keith continues to play his average minutes, he will surpass Drew Doughty's mark by three seconds. If Chicago wins the Stanley Cup, it will be tough to give the Conn Smythe trophy to someone other than Duncan Keith.
Jun 14 - 1:38 PM

Duncan Keith didn't participate in Wednesday's morning skate.

However, he should be in the lineup for Game 4 against Tampa Bay. Keith has been a workhorse for the Blackhawks during the playoffs, so it's understandable that he got the session off for some rest. He has averaged 31:20 of ice time per game and no one has seen more total playing time (626:48) in the playoffs than him. Keith also leads the postseason with a plus-14 rating and he sits first among defensemen with 20 points in 20 games.
Jun 10 - 4:08 PM

Duncan Keith registered an assist in a 3-2 loss to the Tampa Bay Lightning in Game 3 of the Stanley Cup Final.

Keith has recorded at least a point in six of his last seven contests. That brings him up to two goals and 20 points in 20 playoff games. He also logged 31:37 minutes on Monday, which is incredible and also in line with what he's been doing all postseason.
Source: CSN Chicago
Jun 9 - 10:14 AM

Hall-of-fame defenseman Brian Leetch believes that Duncan Keith is a Hall-of-Famer.

Leetch knows what it's like to play the position at a Hall-of-Fame level, so his opinion can't be dismissed. "I don't know how it couldn't be looked at that way," Leetch told "From the eye test. From watching him on the ice. His age. And then you bring up the individual and team awards, I'm not sure how you'd be able to keep him out (of the hall-of-fame)." Keith has had a brilliant career so far, and all signs point to him one day being in the hall-of-fame, but it's still too early to decide. The 31-year-old has 19 points in 18 postseason games in 2015, and if the Hawks win the Stanley Cup, he is a realistic candidate to win the Conn Smythe Trophy.
Jun 7 - 9:21 PM

Duncan Keith said he expects his team to be better when the Stanley Cup Final resumes on Saturday.

The Blackhawks were badly outplayed at the beginning of the game, but they had a strong third period en route to a Game 1 win. "I think we can be better," Keith said. "They came out hard and took it to us early. I don't think we want to always have to play from behind and find a way. Obviously it's nice to get the lead and play with the lead. We'd rather be able to do that than chase it."
Jun 4 - 6:11 PM

Duncan Keith only added to his growing Conn Smythe consideration, adding an assist and playing a game-high 29:15 in Wednesday's 2-1 Game 1 Stanley Cup Final win.

Keith now has 17 assists, and sits just one assist behind Ryan Getzlaf for most assists in the postseason. He also trails Tyler Johnson (21) for most postseason points by just a pair. With even a mediocre Final, Keith may be able to secure one of the few remaining trophies he's yet to win.
Jun 4 - 12:46 AM

Duncan Keith has averaged 31:35 of ice time per game in the playoffs.

That's more than any player who is still skating in the postseason and his total time on ice of 537:04 is the most of any skater. Keith also leads all defensemen in scoring during the 2015 playoffs with 18 points (two assists, 16 assists) in 17 games. He has a plus-13 rating to rank first as well. Keith will enter the Stanley Cup as one of the favorites for the Conn Smythe Trophy.
Jun 1 - 4:37 PM

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All Positions
C1Jonathan Toews
2Artem Anisimov
3Marcus Kruger
4Andrew Desjardins
LW1Andrew Shaw
2Teuvo Teravainen
3Artemi Panarin
4Brandon Mashinter
RW1Patrick Kane
2Marian Hossa
3Marko Dano
4Ryan Garbutt
5Viktor Tikhonov
6Tanner Kero
D1Duncan Keith
2Brent Seabrook
3Trevor Daley
4Niklas Hjalmarsson
5David Rundblad
6Trevor van Riemsdyk
7Michal Rozsival
G1Corey Crawford
2Scott Darling