Quincey, a pending unrestricted free agent, is not likely to return to the Red Wings next season, The Detroit News reports. Quincey made $8.5 million over the last two seasons -- that's a hefty chunk of change and the Wings aren't in a position to offer the injury-prone defenseman another contract unless he happens to agree to a significant pay cut. After all, he battled an ankle injury and appeared in only 47 regular-season games. With Quincey likely out of the picture, Xavier Ouellet, who's out of options, is set up nicely to garner consistent playing time on the blue line in 2016-17.
Quincey tallied an assist Wednesday in a Game 1 loss to Tampa Bay. Quincey is on a bit of a roll, registering three points in his previous four games. He's never been much of a scorer, but he did pick up a trio of assists in last season's seven-game series against the Lightning. That being said, Quincey is not a player you necessarily want to rely upon for fantasy playoff points.
Quincey dished an assist for the second straight game Wednesday, recording a point in a 3-1 loss to the Lightning. Quincey has missed more than half the season with ankle and concussion issues, but has been decently productive when in the lineup. He has five points in 15 games after not scoring more than 18 in the previous three seasons.
Quincey (ankle) will return to the lineup against the Kings on Monday, per Red Wings GM Ken Holland, Ansar Khan of MLive.com reports. As Khan points out, Quincey won't return as soon as Sunday in Anaheim in order for the defenseman to avoid playing in back-to-back contests. But to make room for Quincey on the roster, the Red Wings have waived Jakub Kindl, per Elliotte Friedman of Hockey Night in Canada.
Red Wings coach Jeff Blashill said Quincey (ankle) will return at some point during their six-game road trip that ends Jan. 14, but won't be back Thursday evening against the Sharks, Dana Wakiji of FOX Sports Detroit reports. After Thursday, Detroit has three games remaining on this latest road trip and it sounds like he'll be ready to play at some point during that stretch. Alexei Marchenko, for one, has started to pick up plenty of minutes on the blue line with Quincey out, logging at least 20 minutes of ice time in each of the last two contests.
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