Kyle Quincey D DET 4 Months

Detroit coach Mike Babcock switched up his top two defenseman pairings for Saturday's game against Florida.

He split up the struggling pair of Kyle Quincey and Brendan Smith. Quincey played with Danny DeKeyser and registered an assist, while Smith skated alongside Niklas Kronwall and scored a goal. Quincey was minus 13 and Smith minus six going into Saturday's contest. For at least one game, the switch seems to have revitalized both Quincey and Smith. That said, we can't recommend either at this time.

Kyle Quincey D DET 4 Months

Detroit Red Wings defenseman Kyle Quincey is at risk of a possible suspension after being ejected for a hit on Anaheim Ducks forward Ryan Getzlaf.

Quincey received a game misconduct and five-minute boarding major. He has one suspension (April 2012, one game) on his resume, so that works against his him. It helps that Getzlaf returned during Tuesday's contest, however.

Kyle Quincey D DET 4 Months

Kyle Quincey registered his first goal of the season for Detroit in a 2-1 shootout loss to Tampa on Thursday.

The defensive-minded Quincey doesn't score many goals so each one he counts is something of an event. Gustav Nyquist and Johan Franzen drew helpers on the tally.

Kyle Quincey D DET 4 Months

Helene St. James of the Detroit Free Press thinks it would be in Detroit's best interest to try to trade Kyle Quincey.

His departure would free up a spot for when Dan DeKeyser is able to return from LTIR and Quincey probably won't have a spot in the lineup when Detroit's defense corps is back to full health. He has three assists and a minus-9 rating in 29 games this season. Quincey can also become an unrestricted free agent this summer.

Kyle Quincey D DET 5 Months

Kyle Quincey missed Wednesday's practice due to "bumps and bruises."

Quincey is still expected to play Thursday, but we're going to err on the side of caution and list him as day-to-day. He has three assists and 14 penalty minutes in 22 games this season.

Kyle Quincey D DET 11 Months

Kyle Quincey doesn't anticipate the Detroit Red Wings making significant defensive adjustments to counteract Chicago uniting Jonathan Toews, Patrick Kane, and Patrick Sharp on its top line.

"If we do anything different, [Marian] Hossa and the other guys will just burn us," Quincey said. "It's status quo for us. Obviously, they're all great players and we have to respect them and keep their time and space to a minimum." The Blackhawks have scored just two goals in their last three games, so they're hoping that stacking their first line will spark their offense. Chicago's a very deep team though, so as Quincey noted, Detroit can't focus its attention extensively on one line.

Kyle Quincey D DET Apr 15 '13

Kyle Quincey was a healthy scratch Sunday.

He was replaced by Brendan Smith in the lineup. "I don't have much to say on it," Quincey said. "Three guys are waiting and all ready to play and they're all good defensemen, so it's the nature of the beast." He has not had any fantasy value this season.

Kyle Quincey D DET Apr 05 '13

Kyle Quincey (fractured cheekbone) has been activated off of the injured reserve list.

Quincey is expected to play in Friday's contest. He missed three weeks due to the injury.

Kyle Quincey D DET Apr 02 '13

Kyle Quincey (fractured cheekbone) thinks he might be able to play on Thursday.

That being said, it sounds like the Red Wings might not use Quincey on Thursday even if he declares himself ready to return. "It'll be a battle because DeKeyser thinks he's playing Thursday, too," Detroit coach Mike Babcock said, referring to Dan DeKeyser, who will try to make the jump straight from the NCAA to the NHL after signing with the Red Wings.

Kyle Quincey D DET Mar 29 '13

Kyle Quincey (fractured cheekbone) can resume working out.

Quincey might start skating next week and return within two weeks, according to Red Wings GM Ken Holland. If that proves to be the case, then it would be at the early end of Quincey's timetable. Any setback could potentially kill Quincey's chances of returning before the playoffs.