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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
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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 to Keith playing 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

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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

Duncan Keith called Wild forward Charlie Coyle to apologize for his high-stick that drew a six-game suspension.

Keith nailed Coyle with a retaliatory high-stick Tuesday night. Keith, who will not appeal, will miss the first game of the postseason. "I talked to him," Keith said. "Apologized. I called and left a message and he called me back, so I was appreciative of that." Keith has 43 points in 67 games.
Source: CSN Chicago
Apr 2 - 6:56 PM

Duncan Keith has been suspended for six games, which will include Chicago's first playoff game.

As was noted by the Department of Player Saftey, Keith struck Charlie Coyle in a retaliatory manner while within full control of his wits and body. He is also a repeat offender as someone who has used his stick in a "violent" manner. Keith's regular season ends with nine goals, 43 points and 116 blocks through 63 games. He will be eligible to return for Chicago's second playoff game. Click the link below for the DoPS' official video.
Apr 1 - 8:19 PM

Ducan Keith waived his right to an in-person hearing, so he will speak to the Department of Player Safety over the phone on Friday.

He remains suspended indefinitely until the league makes a ruling, so he isn't expected to play on Friday night versus Winnipeg. There's a good chance that his suspension could carry over into the playoffs.
Apr 1 - 9:18 AM

Duncan Keith has been offered an in-person hearing for an incident involving Charlie Coyle during Tuesday's game.

Keith received an intent to injury penalty for swinging his stick at Coyle in retaliation for a hit that Coyle delivered just prior. The fact that it's an in-person hearing is big because that opens the door to the NHL suspending him for six or more games. Chicago has just five games left in its regular season schedule, so Keith might not be available for the start of the playoffs.
Mar 30 - 2:43 PM

Duncan Keith was ejected from Tuesday's game for a stick swinging incident, while also receiving an intent to injure penalty.

After a hit from Minnesota's Charlie Coyle, Keith fell on his back and swung his stick at Coyle in retaliation to the hit. Keith will be suspended indefinitely until the league reviews and comes to a conclusion on a punishment. This isn't the first time we have seen an incident from Keith as back in the 2013 playoffs, he had a stick swinging incident against the King's Jeff Carter back in the 2013 playoffs, and was suspended for one game.
Mar 30 - 10:01 AM

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PosRoleName
C1Jonathan Toews
2Artem Anisimov
3Marcus Kruger
4Nick Schmaltz
LW1Artemi Panarin
2Andrew Desjardins
3Brandon Mashinter
4Tyler Motte
5Alexandre Fortin
RW1Patrick Kane
2Marian Hossa
3Richard Panik
4Ryan Hartman
5Jordin Tootoo
D1Duncan Keith
2Brent Seabrook
3Brian Campbell
4Niklas Hjalmarsson
5Trevor van Riemsdyk
6Erik Gustafsson
7Michal Kempny
8Michal Rozsival
9Viktor Svedberg
G1Corey Crawford
2Scott Darling