Duncan Keith D CHI 2 weeks ago

Keith did not practice on Friday, but Blackhawks'

coach Joel Quenneville said that he will be skating Saturday against the Stars, CSN Chicago reports.

Quenneville said that it was only a rest day for

Keith who assisted on the lone Hawks' goal in the 1-0 win over the Rangers on Wednesday. While Keith's goal numbers have increased this season, overall his numbers are down, 41 points (8 goals and 33 assists) in 69 games. Last season he tallied six goals and 55 assists in 79 games.

Duncan Keith D CHI 2 weeks ago

Keith recorded an assist and three shots on goal in Wednesday's 1-0 win over the Rangers.

It's been a down season for Keith compared to a year ago, but with eight goals, 41 points, and a plus-18 rating over 69 games, he's still very clearly an upper-tier fantasy asset. Perhaps more notably, he's beginning to find even more of a scoring touch of late, producing a point in each of his last four games. Keep rolling him out there.

Duncan Keith D CHI 3 weeks ago

Keith contributed to a 2-1 win over Arizona on Thursday by notching a power-play assist.

Keith adds bundles of helpers from the blue line each year and 2014-15 is no exception. This season, he has already matched his age (31) in assists, ranking inside the top-20 at his position. Your league would be considered quite unconventional if Keith's numbers wouldn't help you out.

Duncan Keith D CHI 1 month ago

Keith factored into all of his team's scoring, assisting on both goals in Sunday's 6-2 loss to the Bruins.

Keith has been getting back on to the scoresheet with regularity lately after enduring a brief dry spell, racking up five points in his last six contests. He's well off the pace of last season's 61-point campaign, but with 35 points in 59 games, the 31-year-old is still offering solid production off the blueline.

Duncan Keith D CHI 2 months ago1 Comment

Keith collected a power-play assist in Wednesday's 5-4 loss to the Canucks.Keith's 31 points in 54 games keep in the upper echelon of fantasy defensemen, but he's predictably fallen well off the pace of last season's 61-point showing. Scoring slumps of five and six games over the last five weeks seem to have been Keith's greatest downfall, though his shot totals during those droughts have remained strong.

Duncan Keith D CHI 2 months ago

Keith scored what turned out to be the game-winner Friday night and ended a goal-drought that dates back to December 6.

The goal was his seventh of the season and is one more than his entire scoring of last season. In addition to seven goals, Keith has 23 assists on the season. Unless he has an incredible run in the second half, Keith will not match his career high of 55 assists that he collected last season.

Duncan Keith D CHI 2 months ago

Keith registered an assist and five shots on goal en route to drawing a plus-3 rating in Tuesday's win over the Coyotes.

So ends the longest scoring drought of the season for the blueliner, who had gone the previous six games without a point. With 27 points in 45 games, Keith doesn't seem likely to defend his Norris Trophy-winning campaign of a year ago, but he's still productive enough to warrant an active spot in any fantasy lineup.

Duncan Keith D CHI 3 months ago

Keith delivered in clutch fashion Sunday against Dallas, assisting on the game-tying goal from Brad Richards, before setting up Patrick Sharp for the overtime winner.

Keith is now riding a four-game point streak, compiling seven assists in that span. He has been super reliable all season, netting six goals and 26 points in 38 games, to go with a plus-12 rating. Averaging 25:59 of ice time and quarterbacking the Hawks' power-play, the 31-year-old could hit 55 points this season. He needs to be in your lineup every game.

Duncan Keith D CHI 3 months ago

Keith chipped in a trio of assists in Monday's come-from-behind 5-4 shootout win over the visiting Predators.

The slick-skating rearguard was influential in Chicago's comeback in this one, assisting on the first, third, and fourth Blackhawk goals -- two of which tied the game. With the three apples, Keith is up to six goals and 23 points to go with a tidy plus-14 rating, 12 PIM and 87 SOG in 36 games this year, making him a top-15 d-man in most leagues.

Duncan Keith D CHI 3 months ago

Keith (illness) will return to the lineup Saturday against the Blue Jackets, Tracey Myers of CSN Chicago reports.

Keith was held out of Tuesday's game with an illness, but after passing all tests for the mumps, he was able to rejoin the team for Friday's practice. He looked healthy and effective during the session, which was enough for coach Joel Quennevile to sign off on his return to the lineup. The blueliner has already matched last season's total of six goals, but is otherwise off the pace from reaching 60 points for the second straight campaign.