DeKeyser has been nominated for the Masterton Trophy by the Red Wings, Ansar Khan of MLive.com reports.
DeKeyser is in contention for the Masterton hardware due to his perseverance in returning from back surgery and nearly playing a full season in 2021. The Detroit native potted four goals, eight assists, 44 hits and 81 blocked shots to complement a plus-3 rating through 47 games.
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 this season.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
The Red Wings demoted DeKeyser to the taxi squad Sunday, per CapFriendly.
DeKeyser made his return to the ice for the first time in eight games in Saturday's win over the Panthers, recording two hits, two blocks and a plus-1 rating across 12:33 of ice time. It appears the team will continue to shift the 30-year-old between the active roster and taxi squad in a cap-saving measure this season. Expect DeKeyser to suit back up in Tuesday's game against the Predators.
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.
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.
Red Wings coach Jeff Blashill said he would like to see DeKeyser -- who was waived and subsequently relegated to the taxi squad -- improve his leg strength following surgery, Ansar Khan of MLive.com reports.
DeKeyser underwent surgery to repair a herniated disc in his back in Dec. of 2019, and while he has demonstrated progress, Blashill added that the defenseman is "playing at way less than 100 percent." This floundering Detroit team figures to rely more on the likes of Christian Djoos and Patrik Nemeth until DeKeyser works his way back into the NHL lineup; he's reportedly been practicing with the big club in the meantime.
DeKeyser cleared waivers and was assigned to the taxi squad Monday.
DeKeyser won't play in Monday's game versus the Blackhawks. The 30-year-old is signed through next season at a cap hit of $5 million AAV. He's played just 10 games this year, recording a goal and 12 blocked shots.
DeKeyser was waived by the Red Wings on Sunday, Sportsnet's Chris Johnston reports.
DeKeyser has been a healthy scratch for six straight games. If he clears waivers, the Red Wings will have the flexibility of placing the 30-year-old on the taxi squad. The Detroit native has posted just one point through 10 games this year.
Dekeyser scored his first goal of the season in Thursday's 7-3 loss to Dallas. He also had two blocks and one shot.
Dekeyser pulled Detroit to within 4-3 in the third period, releasing a point shot that found its way through multiple bodies in front. Never a big offensive producer, the ninth-year veteran had gone his first seven games of 2020-21 without a single point.
DeKeyser took part in Friday's training camp session, Ansar Khan of MLive.com reports, indicating the blueliner has recovered from his back injury.
DeKeyser last played Oct. 22, 2019 versus the Canucks so he'll certainly have some rust to shake off. Injuries have limited the defenseman to just 60 games over the previous two seasons during which he's registered five goals, 19 assists and 85 hits. If he can stay healthy, DeKeyser could certainly chip in 15-20 points this year and provide decent fantasy value in deeper formats.
DeKeyser (back) remains on injured reserve, according to the NHL's official media site.
This isn't all that surprising considering the Red Wings announced in December that DeKeyser needed back surgery. We're talking about a team that was eliminated from playoff contention before the trade deadline, therefore, rushing back DeKeyser would be a fruitless endeavor. It's a real shame that Danny D has experienced this injury; he started the season hot with four helpers over eight games. The Detroit native has two more years remaining on his contract worth $5 million AAV.
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|05/08||@ CLB||L 4-5 (OT)||1||0||1||0||15:50|
|05/07||@ CLB||W 5-2||1||0||1||+2||20:23|
|05/02||vs TB||L 1-2||0||0||0||+1||18:43|
|05/01||vs TB||W 1-0 (SO)||0||0||0||0||22:49|
|04/29||@ CAR||L 1-3||0||0||0||0||19:34|
|04/27||@ CLB||L 0-1 (SO)||0||0||0||0||22:49|
|04/24||vs DAL||L 1-2 (OT)||0||0||0||+1||20:38|
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