fDETROIT, MI - FEBRUARY 01: Danny DeKeyser #65 of the Detroit Red Wings celebrates his overtime goal with teammates Andreas Athanasiou #72 and Gustav Nyquist #14 following an NHL game against the Toronto Maple Leafs at Little Caesars Arena on February 1, 2019 in Detroit, Michigan. Detroit defeated Toronto 3-2 in overtime. (Photo by Dave Reginek/NHLI via Getty Images)
DETROIT (WXYZ) — Detroit Red Wings defenseman Danny DeKeyser is expected to miss a significant amount of time after suffering a setback with a back injury.
Head Coach Jeff Blashill told reporters Tuesday that DeKeyser will have surgery on his back.
Helene St. James of the Detroit Free Press reports that DeKeyser could miss the rest of the season.
He hasn't played since Oct. 22 when he left the game against the Vancouver Canucks.
The team assigned Jimmy Howard to Grand Rapids on Tuesday for a conditioning stint, but it's not clear when he will return.
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