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Kyle Quincey | Defenseman

Team: Detroit Red Wings
Age / DOB:  (29) / 8/12/1985
Ht / Wt:  6'2' / 207
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The Detroit Red Wings signed Kyle Quincey to a two-year, $8.5 million contract on July 1.
That's about $1 million more than his previous two-year deal with the Red Wings. Quincey's offensive game seems like it's slipping a bit, but a decent depth option considering his solid PIM (88 PIM in 2013-14). Jul 1 - 7:32 PM

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There is a very good chance that Kyle Quincey has played his last game for the Red Wings.

The underrated defenseman is slated to become an unrestricted free agent on July 1st and every indication is that he will test the market. Given the offers rearguards have procurred in years' past, it is likely Quincey will find a better deal with another club. It is also unlikely the Red Wings will re-sign other UFAs Todd Bertuzzi, Daniel Cleary, David Legwand and Mikael Samuelsson.

Detroit coach Mike Babcock switched up his top two defenseman pairings for Saturday's game against Florida.

He split up the struggling pair of Kyle Quincey and Brendan Smith. Quincey played with Danny DeKeyser and registered an assist, while Smith skated alongside Niklas Kronwall and scored a goal. Quincey was minus 13 and Smith minus six going into Saturday's contest. For at least one game, the switch seems to have revitalized both Quincey and Smith. That said, we can't recommend either at this time.
Sun, Dec 29, 2013 09:29:00 AM

Detroit Red Wings defenseman Kyle Quincey is at risk of a possible suspension after being ejected for a hit on Anaheim Ducks forward Ryan Getzlaf.

Quincey received a game misconduct and five-minute boarding major. He has one suspension (April 2012, one game) on his resume, so that works against his him. It helps that Getzlaf returned during Tuesday's contest, however.
Tue, Dec 17, 2013 08:56:00 PM

Kyle Quincey registered his first goal of the season for Detroit in a 2-1 shootout loss to Tampa on Thursday.

The defensive-minded Quincey doesn't score many goals so each one he counts is something of an event. Gustav Nyquist and Johan Franzen drew helpers on the tally.
Fri, Dec 13, 2013 01:33:00 AM

Helene St. James of the Detroit Free Press thinks it would be in Detroit's best interest to try to trade Kyle Quincey.

His departure would free up a spot for when Dan DeKeyser is able to return from LTIR and Quincey probably won't have a spot in the lineup when Detroit's defense corps is back to full health. He has three assists and a minus-9 rating in 29 games this season. Quincey can also become an unrestricted free agent this summer.
Thu, Dec 5, 2013 11:23:00 AM

Kyle Quincey missed Wednesday's practice due to "bumps and bruises."

Quincey is still expected to play Thursday, but we're going to err on the side of caution and list him as day-to-day. He has three assists and 14 penalty minutes in 22 games this season.
Wed, Nov 20, 2013 06:00:00 PM

Kyle Quincey doesn't anticipate the Detroit Red Wings making significant defensive adjustments to counteract Chicago uniting Jonathan Toews, Patrick Kane, and Patrick Sharp on its top line.

"If we do anything different, [Marian] Hossa and the other guys will just burn us," Quincey said. "It's status quo for us. Obviously, they're all great players and we have to respect them and keep their time and space to a minimum." The Blackhawks have scored just two goals in their last three games, so they're hoping that stacking their first line will spark their offense. Chicago's a very deep team though, so as Quincey noted, Detroit can't focus its attention extensively on one line.
Sat, May 25, 2013 03:12:00 PM

Kyle Quincey was a healthy scratch Sunday.

He was replaced by Brendan Smith in the lineup. "I don't have much to say on it," Quincey said. "Three guys are waiting and all ready to play and they're all good defensemen, so it's the nature of the beast." He has not had any fantasy value this season.
Mon, Apr 15, 2013 09:07:00 AM

Kyle Quincey (fractured cheekbone) has been activated off of the injured reserve list.

Quincey is expected to play in Friday's contest. He missed three weeks due to the injury.
Fri, Apr 5, 2013 10:01:00 AM

Kyle Quincey (fractured cheekbone) thinks he might be able to play on Thursday.

That being said, it sounds like the Red Wings might not use Quincey on Thursday even if he declares himself ready to return. "It'll be a battle because DeKeyser thinks he's playing Thursday, too," Detroit coach Mike Babcock said, referring to Dan DeKeyser, who will try to make the jump straight from the NCAA to the NHL after signing with the Red Wings.
Tue, Apr 2, 2013 10:26:00 AM

Kyle Quincey (fractured cheekbone) can resume working out.

Quincey might start skating next week and return within two weeks, according to Red Wings GM Ken Holland. If that proves to be the case, then it would be at the early end of Quincey's timetable. Any setback could potentially kill Quincey's chances of returning before the playoffs.
Fri, Mar 29, 2013 12:17:00 PM

Kyle Quincey will not require surgery to repair his fractured cheekbone.

That has to be good news for the veteran defenseman who was injured on March 15 when struck by a puck. He will still be out another three-five weeks so his regular season could be over if it is the latter length of time.
Tue, Mar 26, 2013 09:27:00 AM

Kyle Quincey (fractured cheekbone) might still be able to avoid surgery.

"There's been no decision on whether surgery is necessary, we'll know about surgery in a week," Red Wings GM Ken Holland said. Quincey is currently projected to miss four-to-six weeks.
Wed, Mar 20, 2013 08:55:00 AM

Kyle Quincey will miss four-to-six weeks due to his fractured cheekbone.

That means there's a good chance Quincey will miss what's left of the regular season. He suffered the injury while blocking a shot on Friday and will undergo surgery.
Mon, Mar 18, 2013 05:55:00 PM

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C1Pavel Datsyuk
2Stephen Weiss
3Darren Helm
4Riley Sheahan
5Luke Glendening
LW1Henrik Zetterberg
2Tomas Tatar
3Daniel Cleary
4Drew Miller
5Teemu Pulkkinen
RW1Johan Franzen
2Gustav Nyquist
3Justin Abdelkader
4Tomas Jurco
5Joakim Andersson
D1Niklas Kronwall
2Dan DeKeyser
3Jonathan Ericsson
4Brendan Smith
5Kyle Quincey
6Jakub Kindl
7Brian Lashoff
8Ryan Sproul
G1Jimmy Howard
2Jonas Gustavsson