Trevor Daley
D DET
4 months ago

Daley wound up with nine goals, seven assists, and a minus-5 rating through 77 games in his debut season with Detroit.

EDGE Analysis

The veteran seemed to have trouble adapting to coach Jeff Blashill's schema on the blue line, as defenseman Mike Green has been the team's only legitimate offensive threat in recent years. Daley didn't record a single man-advantage point, though scoring nine times likely was his saving grace for owners who had used him in some of the deeper fantasy leagues. With Mike Green expected to move on as an unrestricted free agent this summer, Daley could be in line for as much playing time as he can handle in 2018-19.

Trevor Daley
D DET
5 months ago

Daley scored a goal and added an assist in a 5-3 loss to the Sharks on Monday.

EDGE Analysis

Daley actually has four goals and one assist in his last nine games, which is pretty impressive for the veteran defenseman. However, he has a 33.3 shooting percentage in that time, which is unsustainable. Overall, the 34-year-old has nine goals and five assists in 64 games, so this current level of production will probably fall off. After all, Daley has only notched more than nine goals once previously in his career.

Trevor Daley
D DET
6 months ago

Daley supplied the dagger at even strength in Saturday's 3-1 win over the Hurricanes in Detroit.

EDGE Analysis

This wasn't the game-winning goal, but Daley padded the lead with a laser shot from the circle that sailed over Scott Darling's glove and met the top corner of the cage to trigger the lamp. Oddly enough, two of Detroit's goals were scored by defensemen -- Danny DeKeyser also beat Scott Darling -- but we wouldn't expect this to become a trend for Daley or any of the other rearguards dressed donning the Winged Wheel. After all, aside from Mike Green (neck) who has collected 29 points but is expected to get traded, Niklas Kronwall is the next highest offensive producer among Wings defensemen with just 16 points of his own. Look elsewhere for help on the virtual blue line.

Trevor Daley
D DET
7 months ago

Daley scored a goal on four shots while adding four blocked shots and a plus-1 rating in Wednesday's 2-1 shootout win over the Sharks.

EDGE Analysis

He'd missed the previous three games with a lower-body injury, but Daley returned to action and potted his fourth goal of the season. The veteran blueliner has only eight points through 44 games, and a lack of power-play time makes it unlikely he'll pick up the pace in any meaningful way in the second half.

Trevor Daley
D DET
7 months ago

Daley (lower body) will return to the lineup against the Sharks on Wednesday, Helene St. James of the Detroit Free Press reports.

EDGE Analysis

Daley's reintroduction to the lineup comes after a three-game stretch in the press box. Excluding a mid-December four-game point streak, the Toronto native has been ineffective offensively this season (seven points in 43 games) and will likely miss the 20-point mark for the second consecutive season. Xavier Ouellet will get bounced from the blue line in favor of Daley.

Trevor Daley
D DET
7 months ago

Daley (lower body) will not return before the weekend, Ted Kulfan of The Detroit News reports.

EDGE Analysis

This effectively rules out Daley for Tuesday's match against the Flyers and also a battle against the struggling Blackhawks scheduled for Thursday. While he hasn't been a fantasy-friendly commodity as the owner of a mere seven points though 43 games, Daley's absence hurts this Wings given that he's been averaging 20:20 of ice time which has to be distributed among a crop of defenders comprised of veterans past their prime and those too inexperienced to make a noticeable impact.

Trevor Daley
D DET
7 months ago

Daley (lower body) won't play Monday's game against the Devils or Tuesday's game against the Flyers.

EDGE Analysis

Daley is also considered questionable for Thursday's game against the Blackhawks, and Joe Hicketts will make his NHL debut in the meantime. Daley has struggled this season with just three goals, seven points and a minus-10 rating through 43 games, while logging 20:20 of ice time per game.

Trevor Daley
D DET
7 months ago

Coach Jeff Blashill could not provide a concrete update on the status of Daley's lower-body injury and said that Daley is "very questionable" for Monday's game against the Devils.

EDGE Analysis

While it's unfortunate that Daley may not play Monday, the fact that he is even sporting a questionable tag suggests that his injury is not very severe. If Daley can't go, the Red Wings probably would not employ a recall since they currently have Nick Jensen on the roster and he could fill in with the blue line corps should the need arise.

Trevor Daley
D DET
7 months ago

Daley left Saturday's game against Carolina due to a lower-body injury and will not return.

EDGE Analysis

It's not immediately clear how severe the injury to Daley is at this point, so any interested parties will probably have to wait until after Saturday's game concludes to find out more. Niklas Kronwall will likely need to be the one to step up for the Detroit defense with Daley sidelined.

Trevor Daley
D DET
7 months ago

Daley scored 44 seconds into Tuesday's 4-2 home loss to the Stars.

EDGE Analysis

The Red Wings would quickly squander the early lead to sink below .500 on the season. Daley owns a mere seven points through 42 games, even after putting up a marker against his former team Tuesday.