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Danny DeKeyser | Defenseman | #65

Team: Detroit Red Wings
Age / DOB:  (27) / 3/7/1990
Ht / Wt:  6'3' / 192
College: Western Michigan
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Danny DeKeyser scored his first goal of the season in Friday's 3-1 win over the Toronto Maple Leafs.
DeKeyser tied the game at one early in the second period. Trevor Daley (shorthanded) and Tomas Tatar (power play) also added goals for the Red Wings in this one. DeKeyser has one point and a minus-9 rating in 15 games this season. Sat, Dec 16, 2017 10:26:00 AM

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Danny DeKeyser has struggled since he returned to the lineup from an ankle injury.

In 10 games, DeKeyser has no points and a minus-11 rating. "I think it's been taking me a little bit to get going to where I want to be," he said. "I felt good (in Monday's 2-1 overtime loss to Florida), I thought my legs were better, I was moving a bit better on the ice, felt stronger. At the same time, I was out six weeks, so it's going to take a little bit to come back from that." DeKeyser believes his game will turn around soon though because he is feeling better.
Wed, Dec 13, 2017 09:11:00 AM

Danny DeKeyser returned from a 17-game absence Sunday because of a fractured ankle.

DeKeyser had two penalty minutes, one hit, one block and a minus-1 rating in 16:23 of ice time in a 4-3 OT loss to Colorado. He has much more value to the Red Wings as a top-four blueliner than he does in fantasy hockey. DeKeyser is better to leave on the waiver wire in most fantasy leagues.
Mon, Nov 20, 2017 10:07:00 AM

The Detroit Red Wings will finally be able to welcome Danny DeKeyser (ankle) back to the lineup Sunday and he is itching to play.

"I think it’s been 16, 17 games, something like that. So, I’m excited to get back in there," DeKeyser said. "Foot’s been feeling really good. I got some good skates in, this week, so I’m just ready to get out there, tomorrow. It was an ankle injury that kind of, at first, looked like more like a sprain. But the more it went on, they took a second look at it and there was a small fracture in there." DeKeyser has only been able to appear in three games this season, averaging 23 minutes of action in his two full healthy games. He's a stabilizing all-around rearguard but shouldn't be added in fantasy leagues.
Sun, Nov 19, 2017 10:50:00 AM

Danny DeKeyser (ankle) will miss Friday's contest.

DeKeyser might be back on Sunday, but it sounds like the better bet is that he'll return Wednesday. He has been limited to three games this season due to his ankle injury.
Thu, Nov 16, 2017 06:14:00 PM

Danny DeKeyser (ankle) hopes to be back in the lineup this weekend.

DeKeyser took part in Monday's practice, but feels he needs to get in a few more sessions before he is ready to return. He has been out of action since Oct. 10.
Mon, Nov 13, 2017 04:25:00 PM

Danny DeKeyser skated after the Detroit's practice and as continues to recover from his ankle injury.

DeKeyser hurt his ankle after blocking a shot on October 10th. He's expected to miss another couple of weeks. He has zero points in three games this season.
Source: Dana Wakiji
Sat, Nov 4, 2017 03:21:00 PM

Danny DeKeyser suffered a setback in his recovery from an ankle injury.

DeKeyser is expected to need another one-to-three weeks. He won't skate for a week to see if that helps and then he will be re-evaluated. Right now, surgery does not appear to be in the cards.
Mon, Oct 30, 2017 01:44:00 PM

Danny DeKeyser (ankle) probably won't play on Saturday night.

The Red Wings believed that there was a chance he could suit up on Thursday night, but he didn't. It seems like his ankle injury hasn't progressed as much as they would have hoped. He remains day-to-day for now.
Sat, Oct 28, 2017 08:55:00 AM

Danny DeKeyser (ankle) might be available for Thursday's contest.

DeKeyser was a full participant in Wednesday's practice. He's been sidelined for seven straight games.
Wed, Oct 25, 2017 05:38:00 PM

Danny DeKeyser (lower body) is projected to miss another one-to-two weeks.

DeKeyser sustained a slight sprain to his ankle when he blocked a shot against Dallas on Oct. 10.
Wed, Oct 18, 2017 08:20:00 AM

Danny DeKeyser (lower body) isn't expected to play Monday against Tampa Bay.

DeKeyser didn't skate on Sunday and he has been sidelined since Oct. 10 because of a lower-body injury. He is listed as day-to-day.
Sun, Oct 15, 2017 01:22:00 PM

Danny DeKeyser (lower body) was termed as day-to-day by Detroit coach Jeff Blashill.

DeKeyser left Tuesday's game after suffering the injury. The hope is that he'll participate in Thursday's morning skate and his availability for Thursday's contest will be determined after that.
Wed, Oct 11, 2017 04:59:00 PM

Danny DeKeyser suffered a lower-body injury in Tuesday's game against the Stars and he was unable to return.

DeKeyser's status for Thursday's game against the Coyotes is murky. When healthy, he is expected to work on the team's top defensive pairing. However, despite his lofty status among the rearguards, he remains a rather marginal fantasy option due to his lack of offense. More often than not, the only reason he is on a roster in fantasy is for his blocked shots and hits.
Wed, Oct 11, 2017 12:14:00 AM

Danny DeKeyser is expected to open training camp on a pairing with Trevor Daley.

Detroit signed Daley, who had been with Pittsburgh during the last two years, when free agency opened on July 1st. DeKeyser spent the majority of last season playing with Mike Green, who isn't exactly the most reliable player in his own end. Daley is fully capable of jumping into the rush, but he's more responsible defensively. DeKeyser had four goals, 12 points and a minus-22 rating in 82 games with the Red Wings last season. Don't expect him to have any fantasy value next season, but the Wings need him to be much better than he was last season.
Tue, Aug 22, 2017 10:28:00 AM

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C1Henrik Zetterberg
2Dylan Larkin
3Frans Nielsen
4Luke Glendening
5Dominic Turgeon
LW1Tomas Tatar
2Anthony Mantha
3Justin Abdelkader
4Darren Helm
5Tyler Bertuzzi
RW1Gustav Nyquist
2Andreas Athanasiou
3Martin Frk
4Luke Witkowski
5David Booth
6Johan Franzen
D1Mike Green
2Trevor Daley
3Danny DeKeyser
4Niklas Kronwall
5Nick Jensen
6Jonathan Ericsson
7Xavier Ouellet
G1Jimmy Howard
2Petr Mrazek