The Detroit Red Wings have announced a reinforcement, as Danny DeKeyser has been faraway from the league’s COVID protocol. DeKeyser hasn’t taken the ice for the crew since Nov. 20, however can now return for his or her match Saturday night time if wanted.
The 31-year-old has suited up 19 instances for the Red Wings this season and continues to be averaging shut to twenty minutes an evening in his tenth season. On the ultimate season of a six-year, $30M deal, he’s performed a very good chunk of the yr with younger Moritz Seider, giving him a veteran companion to lean on as he learns the league. There have additionally been wholesome scratches for DeKeyser, although, because the crew is clearly shifting away from the previous guard towards a brand new, younger group of defensemen. Whether he goes straight again into the lineup isn’t clear at this level.
Still, after Tyler Bertuzzi entered the protocol just lately, it’s excellent news that the Red Wings are additionally getting an additional physique again. The crew could also be shocking some with a 12-9-3 document via their first 24, profitable every of the final 4 video games, however with two star rookies and a reputable goaltending tandem, issues are trying up within the Motor City.