De La Rose (chest) is expected to remain a Red Wing in the 2019-20 season, Helene St. James of the Detroit Free Press reports. As noted in this report, De La Rose underwent surgery to handle a cardiac issue which caused him to get shut down early in 2018-19. He's still operating under the terms of a two-year deal that he originally procured with the Canadiens in the summer of 2018. There shouldn't be much fantasy interest in the bottom-six grinder, but he should get every opportunity to impress new GM Steve Yzerman.
De La Rose said Monday that he underwent minor heart surgery but is expected to be cleared for offseason workouts and training camp, Dana Wakiji of the Red Wings' official site reports. De La Rose was diagnosed with an accelerated heartbeat in March, but this news is certainly positive for his overall health going forward. The Swede and the team will likely take a cautious approach, but all signs point to a healthy 2019-20 return. De La Rose only accumulated nine points while averaging 11:26 of ice time in 60 games this year.
De La Rose will meet with specialists Thursday to receive more information concerning his accelerated heartbeat, Helene St. James of the Detroit Free Press reports, adding that the center is presumed out for the ensuing five-game road trip. De La Rose actually dealt with a cardiac episode before the start of the 2018-19 campaign, and the issue delayed his Red Wings debut upon the forward being claimed off waivers from Montreal. He's since totaled three goals and six assists over 60 games with Detroit. With De La Rose expected to be out for at least eight more days, this will clear more playing time for the likes of college prospects Ryan Kuffner and Taro Hirose.
De La Rose (chest) left Tuesday's game against the Rangers with an "accelerated heartbeat," Dan Rosen of NHL.com reports. De La Rose suffered from something similar prior to the start of this season but it wasn't believed to be serious at that time. Hopefully this is still a minor issue for the 23-year-old but it's unclear how long he'll be out.
De La Rose (illness) will not return to Tuesday's game against the Rangers. The bottom-line forward has just nine points in 60 games this season after collecting an assist before leaving Tuesday's contest. An update on De La Rose's ailment should be given after the game.
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