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Duncan Keith | Defenseman | #2

Team: Chicago Blackhawks
Age / DOB:  (33) / 7/16/1983
Ht / Wt:  6'1' / 192
Drafted: 2002 / Rd. 2 (54) / CHI
Contract: view contract details

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Duncan Keith boosted his assists total by two during Thursday's 4-3 overtime win over the Devils.
He's now up to 17 helpers, but no goals through 54 shots. Three times Keith has reached the double-digit margin for goals, and he has 84 for his career. So they're coming, we just have to wait a bit for Lady Luck to come back along. Dec 2 - 3:13 AM

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Duncan Keith hasn't scored a goal in 17 games this season.

He has been credited with 41 shots, but he hasn't been able to break through yet. Still, Keith has racked up 12 assists.
Nov 18 - 9:13 AM

Duncan Keith won't play in Saturday's preseason finale against the St. Louis Blues.

Head coach Joel Quenneville says Keith is "fine". The veteran defenseman is coming off off-season knee surgery and the 'Hawks are probably just being cautious in this case. He'll likely be fine for the start of the regular season.
Source: CSN Chicago
Oct 8 - 10:12 AM

Duncan Keith picked up a pair of assists in Tuesday's 6-1 win over the Detroit Red Wings.

Keith was forced to miss the World Cup and the start of the exhibition season because of off-season knee surgery. The veteran picked registered the primary assist on Ryan Hartman's first period goal. He picked up his second helper of the game on a goal by Nick Schmaltz in the third period. Keith finished the game with a plus-3 rating, 1 shot on goal and two blocked shots in just under 20 minutes of ice time. The Hawks defenseman should be one of the most reliable blue liners in the NHL this season.
Oct 4 - 11:08 PM

Duncan Keith will be in the lineup for his preseason debut on Tuesday night.

"I haven't played in a game in a long time, like a lot of guys, so [I'm just] going to keep it simple and I'll just get that feeling back again," said Keith, who is healthy again after having off-season knee surgery.
Oct 4 - 3:08 PM

Duncan Keith (knee) isn't expected to take part in any of Chicago's first four preseason contests.

That would still keep the door open for Keith to play on Oct. 4 against Detroit or Oct. 8 versus St. Louis. Chicago will open the regular season on Oct. 12 against the Blues. In the meantime, Keith has been practicing with the Blackhawks.
Sep 26 - 6:29 PM

Duncan Keith (knee) was on the ice again on Sunday.

Blackhawks GM Stan Bowman said back on Sept. 15 that Keith's knee injury wasn't anything "to be alarmed about" and so far that seems to be a fair assessment. "The first day, Duncs, he got through the practice no problem. He didn’t have any issues. Talked to him the next day, the festival game day, and he said he was fine. Today was a little tougher day for defensemen, so we were asking a lot of them. There was a lot of 1-on-1, 2-on-1s, 2-on-2s. Duncs said after practice the forwards had it off and the D had the work day today. But he responded well afterwards," Blackhawks assistant coach Mike Kitchen said. "He even asked if he could come out for the other practice, but we said no." The next step is to see if Keith participates in any preseason games.
Source: CSN Chicago
Sep 26 - 10:28 AM

Duncan Keith (knee) participated in the first day of Blackhawks practice on Friday.

The knee injury forced Keith to back out of the World Cup of Hockey. "Well, today was the first skate," he said. "I've been skating a little here this month, just trying to get going, trying to take it one day at a time." We still don't know if Keith will be ready for the regular season opener on Oct. 12, but expect him to be an impact defenseman as soon as he returns to the lineup.
Sep 24 - 10:33 AM

Blackhawks GM Stan Bowman doesn't believe Duncan Keith's knee injury is anything "to be alarmed about."

Bowman wouldn't categorize the injury as major, but there does still seem to be a degree of uncertainty in terms of the timetable. Keith isn't guaranteed to be ready for the start of the season, so this is a situation worth keeping an eye on.
Sep 15 - 2:40 PM

Duncan Keith will not play for Team Canada at the World Cup of Hockey.

Keith was named to Team Canada, but his injury situation will prevent him from playing in the tournament. "As Duncan continues offseason rehabilitation on the right knee injury that he sustained last season, we understand his decision not to participate in next month's World Cup of Hockey," the Blackhawks said in a release. "We believe it is in his best interests to focus on getting stronger and not risk further injury."
Aug 24 - 4:11 PM

Duncan Keith registered an assist in Game 7 versus St. Louis on Monday night.

His helper came on a power-play goal by Andrew Shaw, which tied the game at 2-2 in the second period. The Blues recorded the only goal in the third to knock out the defending Stanley Cup champions. Keith led all skaters with 33:34 of ice time in the match and he finished with a minus-2 rating. He had five points and a plus-3 rating for the playoffs.
Apr 26 - 9:58 AM

Duncan Keith scored twice in the Blackhawks 4-3 loss in Game 4 on Tuesday.

Keith has been a stud again in the playoffs. Last year's Conn Smyth winner has three goals in two games this postseason. Andrew Shaw scored the other goal for the Blackhawks who just shot themselves in the foot with giveaways and dumb penalties in the third period. The Hawks' big boys in Patrick Kane and Jonathan Toews haven't found the twine yet in this series and that's why they are down big.
Apr 20 - 3:21 AM

Duncan Keith picked up a goal and an assist in Friday's 3-2 win against St. Louis.

This was Keith's first game back in the Hawks lineup after serving a six-game suspension for a stick-swinging incident involving Wild forward Charlie Coyle. What an impact he made in his return. Keith tied the game at one with his goal at the 19:55 mark of the first period. He also picked up the only assist on Artemi Panarin's empty-net goal in the third period. Keith finished the game with a plus-2 rating, four shots on goal and one hit in 30:59 of ice time. The Hawks are obviously much better with their top defenseman in the lineup. The series is heading to Chicago tied 1-1.
Apr 15 - 10:56 PM

Duncan Keith has finished serving his six-game suspension.

He is ready to return to the lineup in Game 2 against St. Louis on Friday night. Keith picked up a goal and an assist in three appearances versus the Blues during the regular season.
Apr 14 - 11:22 AM

Duncan Keith won't play in Game 1 versus the St. Louis Blues on Wednesday night.

He still has one more outing to serve on his six-game suspension for high-sticking Minnesota's Charlie Coyle back on Mar. 29. Keith will be a big addition when he returns to the fold. He had nine goals and 43 points from the back end in 67 games this year. Keith also logs big minutes for Chicago, especially come playoff time.
Apr 12 - 9:22 AM

Depth Charts

All Positions
C1Jonathan Toews
2Artem Anisimov
3Marcus Kruger
4Vince Hinostroza
LW1Artemi Panarin
2Tyler Motte
3Andrew Desjardins
4Dennis Rasmussen
RW1Patrick Kane
2Marian Hossa
3Richard Panik
4Ryan Hartman
5Jordin Tootoo
D1Duncan Keith
2Brent Seabrook
3Brian Campbell
4Niklas Hjalmarsson
5Trevor van Riemsdyk
6Michal Kempny
7Michal Rozsival
8Gustav Forsling
G1Corey Crawford
2Scott Darling
3Lars Johansson