Jun 3, 2013, 6:20 PM EDT
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.
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