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Detroit Red Wings' Danny DeKeyser is a 2021 Masterton nominee. Here's why

Danny DeKeyser, Detroit, Detroit Red Wings, Bill Masterton Memorial Trophy. Danny DeKeyser’s future with the Detroit Red Wings looks a good deal more solid than when the season began. The veteran defenseman overcame the challenges of back surgery to appear in 47 games, and scored goals in back-to-back games the...
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Red Wings' Danny DeKeyser: Scores in second straight

DeKeyser scored a goal on his only shot and added a pair of blocks Saturday in a 5-4 overtime loss to Columbus. DeKeyser stepped into a slap shot from the top of the left circle to give Detroit a 2-1 lead at 11:55 of the second period. It was the second straight game with a goal for DeKeyser, who now has four on the year. The 31-year-old has 12 points in 47 contests on the year.

Red Wings' Danny DeKeyser: Produces pair of helpers

DeKeyser notched two assists, three shots on goal, three blocked shots and a plus-3 rating in Thursday's 7-3 win over the Stars. DeKeyser factored in on the second and third goals Jakub Vrana scored in the contest. The 31-year-old DeKeyser has produced four helpers in his last six games, although he can't be considered a steady source of offense. He's produced 10 points, 35 shots, 69 blocks, 40 hits and a minus-1 rating through 40 outings.

Red Wings' Danny DeKeyser: Records 100th career assist

DeKeyser produced an assist, five blocked shots and a plus-2 rating in Thursday's 4-1 win over the Blackhawks. DeKeyser put together a sturdy defensive effort, and he added a helper on Troy Stecher's second tally of the game. The 31-year-old DeKeyser now has 100 assists in his career. This season, he's produced eight points, 27 shots on net, 58 blocked shots, 39 hits and a minus-1 rating.

Red Wings' Danny DeKeyser: Lands on waivers

DeKeyser was waived by the Red Wings on Sunday, Pierre LeBrun of The Athletic reports. DeKeyser has been a fixture on Detroit's blue line this season, recording six points across 34 games. If he clears waivers, which is expected because he carries a $5 million cap hit, the Red Wings can place him on the taxi squad and receive some salary-cap relief.

Red Wings' Danny DeKeyser: Finds twine in shootout loss

DeKeyser scored a goal in Tuesday's 3-2 shootout loss to the Predators. The first-period tally was initially credited to Adam Erne, but DeKeyser's shot wasn't tipped on its way into the net behind Juuse Saros. The 31-year-old DeKeyser doesn't generate much offense -- he has six points and 26 shots on net in 32 appearances. The Detroit native has added 49 blocked shots, 36 hits and 12 PIM this season.

The Improved Play By Danny DeKeyser

Since returning, DeKeyser saw his minutes gradually increase while being paired with Filip Hronek. Three times, DeKeyer went over 20 minutes of ice time, until recently settling into just over 18 minutes of ice time, and playing the steady, subtle brand of hockey that has been his trademark. In 27...

Red Wings' Danny DeKeyser: Slips another helper past Columbus

DeKeyser pitched in an assist Sunday in a 4-1 win over the Blue Jackets. DeKeyer registered back-to-back assists to the detriment of Columbus on the heels of an 11-game point drought. The veteran defenseman is averaging 17:11 of ice time, which is a career low as he works to strengthen his leg following back surgery performed in Dec. of 2019.

Red Wings' Danny DeKeyser: Solid two-way performance

DeKeyser managed an assist to complement a plus-3 rating Thursday in a 5-2 win over the Predators. This was the first point for DeKeyser since the defenseman returned from a leg injury last Saturday against the Panthers. He didn't play all that much (17:07) as he works to build up the strength in his leg following back surgery, but DeKeyser's performance Thursday was encouraging, as he contributed on both ends of the ice and came out unscathed.

Red Wings' Danny DeKeyser: Jumps to active roster

DeKeyser was promoted to the active roster ahead of Thursday's game versus the Predators. DeKeyser is now eligible to play in Thursday's game. The 30-year-old suited up in the last two games, logging 15:27 per contest and recording five blocked shots and three hits.

Danny DeKeyser Understands He Has To Earn His Spot In The Lineup

Danny DeKeyser was a healthy scratch for the first time in his nine seasons as a Detroit Red Wing, and that was difficult to accept. Technically, he wasn’t completely healthy, and he still isn’t, after having back surgery 14 months ago.... “The discussion was to give me a little bit...

Red Wings' Danny DeKeyser: Moved to taxi squad

DeKeyser was assigned to Detroit's taxi squad Wednesday. This is likely just a paper move to save a bit of cap space, so DeKeyser will probably be brought back to the main roster before Thursday's game against the Predators.

Red Wings' Danny DeKeyser: Back to active roster

DeKeyser was promoted from the taxi squad to the active roster ahead of Tuesday's game versus the Predators. DeKeyser returned from a nine-game absence for Saturday's win over the Panthers. He was eased back into the lineup with just 12:33 of ice time, recording two hits, two blocked shots and a plus-1 rating.

Red Wings' Danny DeKeyser: Ready to rock

DeKeyser (leg) will play in Saturday's game versus the Panthers, Ansar Khan of MLive.com reports. DeKeyser will return from an eight-game absence in which he strengthened his legs and ramped up his conditioning after undergoing back surgery in Dec. of 2019. The 30-year-old is slated to line up on the top pairing with Filip Hronek.

Red Wings' Danny DeKeyser: Bumps to active roster

DeKeyser (leg) was promoted from the taxi squad Saturday. DeKeyser has missed the last nine games because head coach Jeff Blashill wanted him to improve his leg strength after undergoing back surgery in Dec. of 2019. However, his promotion to the active roster makes him eligible for Saturday's game versus the Panthers. The 30-year-old posted a goal and eight shots on net through the first 10 contests.

Danny DeKeyser Move Gives The Wings Roster Flexibility

The Red Wings surprised a lot of people on Sunday by putting veteran defenseman Danny DeKeyseron waivers. DeKeyser, who turns 31 in March and was a healthy scratch in the most recent Tampa and Nashville series’, cleared waivers at noon on Monday. Blashill said that the move was “ultimately just...
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Red Wings waive veteran defenseman Danny DeKeyser

In a stunning move, the Detroit Red Wings have placed defensive mainstay Danny DeKeyser on waivers. The career Red Wing still has one year remaining beyond this season on his current contract at a $5M AAV, but Detroit appears ready to move on. Will that mean DeKeyser clears waivers and is assigned to the taxi squad or AHL? Or will another team swoop in and steal the defenseman?

Red Wings place defenseman Danny DeKeyser on waivers

Detroit — The Red Wings have waived defenseman Danny DeKeyser, in a somewhat stunning move. DeKeyser, 30, had surgery for a herniated disk last summer and has struggled to return to form this season. In 10 games this season, DeKeyser has one goal and no assists with a minus-1 rating....