Detroit assigns DeKeyser to AHL Grand Rapids
The Detroit Red Wings have assigned rookie defenseman Danny DeKeyser to AHL Grand Rapids for its Calder Cup playoff run, the Griffins announced on Monday.
DeKeyser, 23, debuted for the Wings in April after Detroit beat out a number of NHL suitors for his services.
The former Western Michigan standout proceeded to appear in 11 regular-season contests with the Wings, registering one point, but broke his hand in Game 2 of Detroit’s opening-round playoff victory against Anaheim.
It was believed at the time DeKeyser’s season was finished -- “he’s done,” said Wings head coach Mike Babcock at the time -- but the talented rearguard recovered faster than expected and will now join the Griffins as they look to close out Oklahoma City in the Eastern Conference finals.