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Danny DeKeyser | Defenseman

Team: Detroit Red Wings
Age / DOB:  (24) / 3/7/1990
Ht / Wt:  6'3' / 191
College: Western Michigan
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Danny DeKeyser (shoulder) will rejoin the Red Wings' lineup on Tuesday.
DeKeyser was sidelined for two straight games. He has a goal and 11 points in 29 contests in 2014-15. Look for Brian Lashoff to serve as a healthy scratch as a result of his return. Dec 16 - 12:31 PM

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Danny DeKeyser (shoulder) is projected to be back in the lineup on Tuesday.

He has missed the last two games with a shoulder injury, but he was a full participant in Monday's practice.
Dec 16 - 8:47 AM

Detroit coach Mike Babcock expects Danny DeKeyser to be ready to play by this coming Tuesday against Columbus.

DeKeyser missed Friday's game and will sit out Saturday's contest with an upper-body injury. The good news is that it looks as if he is progressing quickly in his recovery and is listed as probable for Tuesday night's game against the Blue Jackets. Xavier Ouellet, who fills in admirably whenever the Wings have an injured d-man, will likey be returned to the AHL upon DeKeyser's return.
Dec 13 - 9:52 AM

Danny DeKeyser isn't expected to play this weekend because of an upper-body injury.

The Wings host the Florida Panthers on Friday and visit Toronto on Saturday. DeKeyser logged 21:23 of ice time in Wednesday's 2-1 shootout loss to the Leafs. He has 11 points in 29 games this season.
Dec 11 - 5:57 PM

Ken Holland decided to meet with his scouts earlier than usual this week.

"Just thought it would be good to touch base now," Holland said, "instead of waiting till late January." The trade deadline isn't for three months, but the Red Wings find themselves in need for another right hander or three. "Would I like two or three more right shots? Absolutely, whether up front or on defense," Holland said. Consider this just due-diligence.
Dec 5 - 8:47 PM

Danny DeKeyser produced his first goal of the season in Sunday's win against Vancouver.

He picked up the game winner at the 13:36 mark of the third period. DeKeyser has 10 points in 24 matches this year, which puts him well on his way to establishing a new career high in total offense.
Dec 1 - 10:30 AM

Dan DeKeyser has picked up an assist in each of his past three games.

He has seven helpers and a plus-4 rating in 19 games this year. However, DeKeyser doesn't have a goal on just 22 shots.
Nov 21 - 8:18 AM

Dan DeKeyser has been the only defenseman, other than Niklas Kronwall, who has been seeing regular ice time on the power play.

It hasn't translated into any points yet for DeKeyser, but he does have three assists in eight games this season. The Red Wings like the way he moves the puck and believe there is more offense for him to give.
Oct 28 - 7:05 AM

Dan DeKeyser earned an assist on Detroit's only goal in a 2-1 overtime loss to Montreal on Tuesday.

It was his first point since he picked up a helper in the Red Wings' season opener. DeKeyser has been averaging 20:37 of ice time after six games this campaign.
Oct 22 - 8:17 AM

Dan DeKeyser'a two-year contract with the Red Wings is worth $4.375 million.

"He's one of our of top-four defensemen, he's become one of our most important players," Red Wings GM Ken Holland said. "This probably took a little longer than both sides wanted, but when you look around the league there weren't many comparables." He's unlikely to garner much fantasy attention heading into the 2014-15 season, but he has the potential to warrant consideration if his offensive game continues to develop.
Sep 17 - 12:20 PM

The Detroit Red Wings signed Dan DeKeyser to a two-year contract on Tuesday.

This one came right down to the wire as far as the defenseman's stated goal in participating in training camp is concerned. The 24-year-old seems to have solid if unspectacular potential in fantasy terms; he scored four goals and 23 points in 65 games last season while compiling 30 PIM and averaging 21:38 TOI. Nothing amazing, but if he continues to grow he should be a solid depth D option in fantasy.
Sep 16 - 5:23 PM

Dan DeKeyser is getting "kind of anxious" regarding his contract situation with the Detroit Red Wings.

"Hopefully, something gets done soon, because camp is only a few days away," he said. GM Ken Holland said he spoke with DeKeyser's agent on Monday and they'll continue talks on Tuesday.
Sep 15 - 3:57 PM

Dan DeKeyser is still hopeful that he'll have a new contract with the Red Wings for the start of training camp.

"There's still some time left here before camp," DeKeyser said. "Obviously I don't want to miss anything like that. Hopefully we can come to something here pretty soon." There hasn't been any talks between the two sides for about a week, but GM Ken Holland expects negotiations to resume soon. DeKeyser isn't frustrated that he remains unsigned with camps just a week away.
Sep 12 - 9:34 AM

Once Dan DeKeyser gets a new contract, he'll be looking to build off his first full season.

He wants to establish himself as a top-four blueliner on the Wings and improve on his numbers from last year. DeKeyser had four goals and 23 points in 65 games last season. He would like a long-time deal and he's confident that something will be worked out before training camp.
Aug 15 - 4:47 PM

Dan DeKeyser isn't worried about his contract situation.

He remains a restricted free agent with training camp just over a month away. "I don't really think about it very much, other than that I'm pretty confident a deal will get done before training camp," DeKeyser said. "And it's just something that my agent and Kenny deal with mostly."
Aug 13 - 4:43 PM

Depth Charts

All Positions
PosRoleName
C1Pavel Datsyuk
2Stephen Weiss
3Darren Helm
4Riley Sheahan
5Luke Glendening
LW1Henrik Zetterberg
2Tomas Tatar
3Daniel Cleary
4Drew Miller
RW1Johan Franzen
2Gustav Nyquist
3Justin Abdelkader
4Tomas Jurco
5Joakim Andersson
D1Niklas Kronwall
2Danny DeKeyser
3Jonathan Ericsson
4Brendan Smith
5Kyle Quincey
6Jakub Kindl
7Brian Lashoff
G1Jimmy Howard
2Jonas Gustavsson
3Thomas McCollum
4Petr Mrazek