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FSD: Wings coach Mike Babcock says Danny DeKeyser broke his thumb, is done for the year

Per Fox Sports Detroit, Red Wings coach Mike Babcock told John Keating that Danny DeKeyser suffered a broken thumb in the 3rd period of Game 2 between the Wings and Ducks and is done for the year.

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SYF's avatar

Well, if there’s anything that’ll take the wind out of the sails of a Wings win (other than that choke job giving up a g-ddamn 3-goal leadholyfuch), it’s this.  65DD was having a badass playoff year.  Damn.

Posted by SYF from the team that re-signed KFQ and DFC by KFH on 05/03/13 at 12:43 PM ET

Hockeytown Wax's avatar

I too have to admit Selanne has turned into quite the Lindros-esque whiney biotch in his old age ... maybe its just the extra press coverage since the 2nd lockout in ‘05.

Whatever the case may be, if it was in fact a Selanne slash that took out DeKeyser, I’d consider it a compliment. For a player of his skill and experience to resort to injury ... that tells me Danny was doing one hell of a job out there.

As for his replacement ... it almost can’t be White or Coli .... you don’t want either of them getting injured because then you can’t trade them in the off season.  Lashoff is going to be the choice.  Not sending him to GR to participate in their playoff run even though we have 2 other healthy choices told me he was next in the pecking order.

Heres hoping the next 3 games don’t look like the 2nd half of last nights 3rd period.

Posted by Hockeytown Wax from West Bloomfield, Mi. on 05/03/13 at 03:29 PM ET

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