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Danny DeKeyser | Defenseman | #65

Team: Detroit Red Wings
Age / DOB:  (25) / 3/7/1990
Ht / Wt:  6'3' / 191
College: Western Michigan
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Danny DeKeyser (knee) is fine to play Friday night.
There was some initial concern about his availability because he was struck in the knee by a Dion Phaneuf shot in the third period of Wednesday's game. However, while the shot struck a nerve, the injury didn't prove to be substantial. Feb 12 - 12:00 PM

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Danny DeKeyser (knee) is expected to play Friday against Colorado.

He was struck on the side of the knee by a Dion Phaneuf shot in the third period of Wednesday's game against Ottawa. DeKeyser tried to stay in, but he couldn't put enough weight on his leg because it was badly bruised. However, he is fine to play versus the Avalanche.
Feb 12 - 8:16 AM

Danny DeKeyser (leg) should be fine to play on Friday.

DeKeyser didn't complete Wednesday's game after absorbing a snapshot to his leg. Fortunately nothing's broken, although the area is bruised.
Feb 11 - 1:10 PM

Danny DeKeyser left Wednesday's game versus Ottawa early in the third period after taking a Dion Phaneuf slapshot to his right knee.

"It's not a break by any means, but a bruise and it was sore; it hit in a spot that will be painful," coach Jeff Blashill said. "He'll be day to day. We'll see (Thursday) where it's at but he couldn't put any weight on it to finish the game." DeKeyser scored his seventh goal of the season to open the scoring in the first period.
Feb 11 - 7:59 AM

Danny DeKeyser has earned a point in each of his last three games, but he's looking forward to getting some rest over the All-Star break.

"We have a little bit of a longer break, so it's nice," DeKeyser said. "I'll be in the Bahamas for a few days, laying on a beach, soaking up some vitamin D." He scored two goals and added an assist to give him 14 points in 45 games this season.
Jan 27 - 10:07 AM

Danny DeKeyser picked up his fifth goal of the season during Saturday's 4-3 loss to Anaheim.

It was a beautiful blast from the point as Detroit tried to mount a late comeback, but it was too little too late. DeKeyser now has 13 points on the season.
Jan 24 - 1:08 AM

Danny DeKeyser found where Mamma hides the cookies, winning Thursday's match with Arizona 3-2 in overtime.

The Red Wings were down 2-0 heading into the final frame before sending the game into overtime. DeKeyser was the lucky recipient of Dylan Larkin's ability to weave through traffic, and he used an Arizona defender as a screen for the winner as well. Now with 11 points in 40 games DeKeyser still belongs on the wire, but the highlight itself is worth checking out.
Jan 15 - 12:23 AM

Danny DeKeyser snapped his 14-game goal drought during Thursday's 2-1 win over San Jose.

It was a pretty goal as he beat Martin Jones glove-side bar-down, even after Jones had come out well beyond his crease to cut down the angle. DeKeyser now has three goals and 10 points in 37 games this season.
Jan 8 - 1:47 AM

Danny DeKeyser contributed two assists in a 4-2 win over Calgary on Sunday.

He had the primary helper on goals by Gustav Nyquist (12) and Justin Abdelkader (11) in the contest. DeKeyser has three assists in his last two games, but he has registered just nine points in 29 games this season.
Mon, Dec 21, 2015 08:05:00 AM

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.
Tue, Nov 24, 2015 01:15:00 PM

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.
Sat, Oct 31, 2015 11:54:00 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.
Sat, Oct 17, 2015 03:29:00 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.
Sat, Oct 17, 2015 10:43:00 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.
Thu, Oct 15, 2015 08:34:00 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.
Wed, Oct 14, 2015 03:53:00 PM

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