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Wings lose DeKeyser in third period against Bruins

Team already missing Green, Daley and Ericsson

by Dana Wakiji @Dwakiji /

DETROIT -- At this rate, the Detroit Red Wings will be the Grand Rapids Griffins by the end of the season.

Once again, the Wings could not make it through an entire game without losing a player.

This time it was veteran defenseman Danny DeKeyser, along with Dylan Larkin the player the Wings can least afford to lose.

DeKeyser started the third period against the Boston Bruins and played one shift.

The Wings announced that DeKeyser had a lower-body injury and would not return to the game.

After the game, Wings coach Jeff Blashill said, "I'd call it day to day and then we'll see tomorrow how he feels."

DeKeyser finished with 18 shifts for 12:23, had one shot, one giveaway and was even.

The Wings are already without defensemen Mike Green (virus), Jonathan Ericsson (lower-body) and Trevor Daley (back).

In addition, forwards Justin Abdelkader (foot), Thomas Vanek (mid-body), Michael Rasmussen (upper-body), Luke Glendening (various), Frans Nielsen (upper-body) and Jacob de la Rose (accelerated heartbeat) are also out.

Also, goaltender Jonathan Bernier is out with an upper-body injury.

The Wings have had to recall defensemen Dylan McIlrath and Jake Chelios, along with forwards Matt Puempel and Dominic Turgeon from the AHL's Griffins.

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