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Danny DeKeyser | Defenseman

Team: Detroit Red Wings
Age / DOB:  (25) / 3/7/1990
Ht / Wt:  6'3' / 191
College: Western Michigan
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Danny DeKeyser was cut by a puck during Tuesday's practice, but he will be fine to play Wednesday.
A shot was deflected into his face during the session, which caused him to leave for repairs. DeKeyser has chipped in four points in 17 games this season. Nov 24 - 1:15 PM

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Danny DeKeyser picked up a goal and an assist in Saturday's 5-3 victory over the Senators.

And just like that DeKeyser is finally off the schneid. It's been a rough start through seven games for the young defender but a two point effort is just the kind of game that can kick start a hot streak.
Oct 31 - 11:54 PM

Danny DeKeyser will play in Saturday's game against Montreal.

The 25-year-old has yet to play in a game this season because of a foot injury. He had two goals, 31 points and a plus-11 rating while averaging 20:55 per game in 81 games last season.
Oct 17 - 3:29 PM

There is a good chance that Danny DeKeyser will return to action Saturday night against Montreal.

He has been practising with his Detroit teammates and seems to have recovered from a foot injury that had sidelined him from the beginning of the season. Get ready to active DeKeyser.
Oct 17 - 10:43 AM

Danny DeKeyser (foot) practiced Wednesday and could make his season debut about two weeks ahead of schedule.

"It was a step forward for Danny," coach Jeff Blashill said. "He certainly looks good out there. We hope to have him for the weekend." DeKeyser may be ready to play as early as Saturday night against Montreal.
Oct 15 - 8:34 AM

Danny DeKeyser (foot) might be back as soon as Saturday.

He would be returning a little ahead of schedule as he was initially projected to be out three-to-four weeks as of Sept. 30. "I've just been doing some treatment and stuff, some rehab kind of things on it and it's been feeling good as of late," DeKeyser said. "I've been skating a bit and it's feeling better every day." It will be interesting to see if he's paired up with Mike Green once he's healthy as that was the original plan.
Oct 14 - 3:53 PM

Danny DeKeyser (foot) skated Monday and did some practice work.

He was initially projected to be sidelined for three-to-four weeks after he strained a ligament in his foot on Sept. 30.
Oct 12 - 6:33 PM

Danny DeKeyser has been placed on injured reserve retroactive to September 18.

The 25-year-old will miss about a month because of a sprained ligament in his left foot. He had two goals and 31 points while averaging 20:55 of ice time last season.
Oct 4 - 2:21 PM

Danny DeKeyser has been diagnosed with a sprained ligament in his left foot.

DeKeyser is expected to be out for three-to-four weeks as a result. That translates to a projected seven to 10 games lost. He sustained the injury during Wednesday's preseason game. He had two goals and 31 points in 80 contests last season.
Oct 2 - 12:23 PM

Danny DeKeyser has suffered a lower-leg injury.

Detroit is still waiting for the results of an MRI, so the severity of DeKeyser's injury isn't known yet. That being said, he was seen wearing an immobilizing boot and using crutches on Thursday. He sustained the injury late in Wednesday's preseason contest.
Oct 1 - 5:51 PM

Danny DeKeyser may play with newcomer Mike Green this season and if that happens then he's looking forward to the opportunity.

"He's a great player, has a great shot from the point, he moves the puck out of the defensive zone fast," DeKeyser said. "I haven't really talked to the coaching staff, I don't know what the pairings are, that's news to me, but he's a good player and if we end up paired together, it'll be a good combo." The 25-year-old feels he can learn things from Green this year and he's excited to be reunited with Jeff Blashill, who recruited him to Western Michigan and coached him in Grand Rapids.
Aug 13 - 11:57 AM

Danny DeKeyser will get more power-play time in Game 7.

He took Marek Zidlicky's spot during the morning skate and Jakub Kindl filled in for Niklas Kronwall on the other. Zidlicky is out with a possible concussion and Kronwall is suspended. DeKeyser has averaged just 52 seconds of ice time with the man advantage so far in the series.
Apr 29 - 1:04 PM

Danny DeKeyser notched two assists in the Wings' 6-4 loss to San Jose on Thursday night.

DeKeyser's helpers came within a minute of each other to tie the game up at two in the first period, but Detroit could not keep up the pace. The 25-year-old has 27 points in 71 games this season.
Mar 27 - 12:02 AM

Danny DeKeyser contributed two assists in Detroit's 3-2 win over San Jose.

He had the secondary helpers on third-period goals by Pavel Datsyuk and Luke Glendening. DeKeyser entered the match with two assists in his previous 13 outings. He hasn't scored a goal since Dec. 23 and has 23 points in 58 games. Needless to say, DeKeyser shouldn't be on your roster if you are looking for offense.
Feb 27 - 9:31 AM

Danny DeKeyser continues to earn plenty of praise from coach Mike Babcock this season.

"He makes the least mistakes of anybody on our back end," said Babcock. "He's an elite skater, he's got an elite mind, he's ultra competitive, he comes every day ready to play." The 24-year-old blueliner has just 129 NHL games under his belt. However, his value in fantasy hockey will probably remain limited because of his offensive contributions. He has two goals, 21 points and 66 shots in 53 matches.
Feb 17 - 9:39 AM

Depth Charts

All Positions
C1Pavel Datsyuk
2Brad Richards
3Dylan Larkin
4Darren Helm
5Riley Sheahan
6Luke Glendening
LW1Henrik Zetterberg
2Tomas Tatar
3Teemu Pulkkinen
4Drew Miller
RW1Gustav Nyquist
2Justin Abdelkader
3Johan Franzen
4Tomas Jurco
5Joakim Andersson
D1Niklas Kronwall
2Mike Green
3Danny DeKeyser
4Kyle Quincey
5Brendan Smith
6Jonathan Ericsson
7Jakub Kindl
8Alexey Marchenko
G1Jimmy Howard
2Petr Mrazek