The Detroit Red Wings have placed defenseman and alternate captain Danny DeKeyser on waivers, according to a report by Sportsnet’s Elliotte Friedman.
DeKeyser, 32, has six points (all assists) while averaging 18:33 per night in 43 games with the Red Wings in 2021–22. He’s playing in the final season of the six-year, $5 million-AAV contract he signed with the team back in 2016.
Including DeKeyser, the Red Wings currently have nine defensemen on their active roster. That figure also counts new addition @Olli Juolevi, who joined the Wings off waivers from the Florida Panthers on Sunday.
DeKeyser made his NHL debut with the Red Wings back in 2012–13 and became a regular in the lineup the following season. During the 2014–15 season, DeKeyser scored a career-high 31 points in 80 games. In his 531-game career with the Red Wings, DeKeyser has 33 goals and 141 points while averaging 20:51 per night.
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If DeKeyser clears waivers, he could be assigned to the Grand Rapids Griffins of the American Hockey League. The Red Wings could also elect to keep him on their NHL roster.

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