Roster Update Colaiacovo off Injured Reserve, Could Play Sunday - DeKeyser Watch Starts

Russell LaBounty-USA TODAY Sports

Good news from the injury front.

With Quincey going on IR thanks to his broken face, the Wings were back at 22 men. Colaiacovo's activation puts them at the 23-man limit, so Detroit won't need to make any moves. No word on whether Colaiacovo will be in Sunday's lineup, but if he's not on IR and not on a conditioning stint, it would be kind of odd to not play him.

In other defenseman news, Western Michigan has been eliminated from the NCAA postseason. this makes Dan DeKeyser available to be signed. DeKeyser, the 6'3" 200lb defenseman was highly-sought last year, but decided to return for one more year of college. The Wings are said to be in the running for the services of a guy who could be described as a young Brad Stuart-type defender.

Chris Dilks at the Western College Hockey blog wrote about DeKeyser in February

1. Dan DeKeyser, Junior, Defense, Western Michigan DeKeyser was one of the top NHL free agents targets last summer, fielding offers from nearly every NHL team, but chose to return to Western Michigan for his junior season, and the extra year of development hasn't hurt his stock at all. DeKeyser doesn't bring a lot in the way of offensive upside, so his 2 goals and 10 assists through 27 games this season doesn't look impressive, but DeKeyser is a solid 6'3" 198 lbs. and an excellent skater that plays very solid shutdown defense. DeKeyser should have his choice of NHL teams again this summer, though the Detroit Red Wings seem to be the front-runner for his services.

You'll notice that article's #2, Andrej Sustr is supposedly in the process of finalizing his entry-level deal with the Tampa Bay Lightning.

We'll be keeping an eye on DeKeyser as the next few days go.

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