May 22, 2013, 5:18 PM EDT
Rookie defenseman Danny DeKeyser (broken thumb) still hopes to play again for the Red Wings this postseason.
“As long as they keep winning here, that just gives me a better chance for a return with every win,” DeKeyser said, per ESPN. “I’m just hoping that the guys in here can keep winning and keep improving along the way. Hopefully, I’ll get a chance in a playoff game again.”
After undergoing a procedure that involved the insertion of a plate and screws into his hand, the 23-year-old was originally supposed to be sidelined until July.
Now, he’s talking about playing in the Western Conference finals — if the Wings make it there.
DeKeyser — a steady, though not spectacular, blue-liner that skates well and makes a good first pass — signed with Detroit this season after a standout career at Western Michigan University.
Game 4 of the Wings’ series with the favored Blackhawks goes Thursday at Joe Louis Arena. Detroit leads the series, 2-1.
- Jonathan Toews talks about the Patrick Kane situation 3
- Voynov detained by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement 10
- Ex-‘Hawks goalie Raanta tees off on former club 31
- Report: Hawks feel Kane ‘disrespected’ team, have received trade calls 119
- Hawks’ biggest question: What happens with Patrick Kane? 82
- Hall of Famer Al Arbour passes away 22
- Poll: Who will be San Jose’s next captain? 24
- Mike Richards charged with possession of controlled substance 95
- Gio won’t go: Flames extend Giordano for six years, $40.5M 13
- Pens’ plan for now: Crosby starts as Kessel’s center 25
- Report: Hawks feel Kane ‘disrespected’ team, have received trade calls (119)
- Hawks’ biggest question: What happens with Patrick Kane? (82)
- Report: Hawks’ Kane has not been asked to waive his no-move clause (47)
- Lucic jokes about running through Rask ‘like I did (to) another goalie’ (42)
- It’s Chicago Blackhawks day at PHT (41)