Trevor Daley
D DET
1 day ago

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

EDGE Analysis

Daley missed the last four contests after suffering an upper-body injury against the Kings on Oct. 7. Fortunately, his stay on injured reserve wasn't too far beyond the minimum and Daley should slot in on the top pairing alongside Dennis Cholowski. Daley's power-play time waned last season and with it much of his fantasy value, but he still recorded 16 points -- nine goals and seven assists over 77 contests. Similar production could be in store for the veteran again in 2018-19 if he remains healthy.

Trevor Daley
D DET
1 day ago

Daley (upper body) returned to the ice for practice Wednesday morning, Ansar Khan of MLive.com reports.

EDGE Analysis

Daley has missed the past four games with his injury. While his returning to the ice for practice is encouraging, it doesn't necessarily mean that he'll be fit to play in Thursday's road game against the Lightning. We'd check back closer to puck drop in that game for another update on Detroit's industrious bueliner.

Trevor Daley
D DET
5 days ago

Daley is dealing with an upper-body injury and not an issue affecting his lower body, Ansar Khan of MLive.com reports.

EDGE Analysis

Either way, Daley will not be available for at least the next two games. He wasn't even available for Saturday's morning skate, per this latest report.

Trevor Daley
D DET
6 days ago

Daley (lower body) is listed on injured reserve, per the NHL's official media site.

EDGE Analysis

The IR transaction concerning Daley is retroactive to his last game played (Monday against the Kings). With further consideration to Detroit's light schedule next week, the industrious blueliner will have at least five full days to rest up before potentially drawing into a road game against the Lightning on Thursday.

Trevor Daley
D DET
6 days ago

Daley (lower body) has been ruled out through Monday's contest against the Canadiens, Ansar Khan of MLive.com reports.

EDGE Analysis

Daley had been ruled out for the Saturday's contest, but another one can be tacked on to his confirmed absences. The blueliner's status beyond that remains a mystery, but the 34-year-old blueliner isn't of much concern in most fantasy circles given his 16 points -- nine goals and seven assists -- over 77 games last season.

Trevor Daley
D DET
1 week ago

Daley (lower body) is expected to miss at least two more games, Ansar Khan of MLive.com reports.

EDGE Analysis

This latest development means that next Monday's road game against the Canadiens is the more realistic return date for Daley, who recorded five blocked shots over his first pair of contests to open the regular season.

Trevor Daley
D DET
1 week ago

Daley (upper body) will not be in the lineup against the Ducks on Monday, Ted Kulfan of The Detroit News reports.

EDGE Analysis

Daley's upper-body issue is just the latest problem on the Red Wings' blue line that is already without Jonathan Ericsson (upper body), Niklas Kronwall (undisclosed) and Mike Green (illness). The veteran Daley will be replaced by Joe Hicketts for Monday's contest and possibly longer depending on how long he might be out of action.

Trevor Daley
D DET
2 weeks ago

Daley (undisclosed) left Sunday's game versus the Kings.

EDGE Analysis

Daley left early in Sunday's affair, having played fewer than four minutes prior to his departure. The 34-year-old tweaked his knee, appearing to get his skate caught in the ice. Matters were made worse when Daley's head, during the fall, collided with the knee of a Kings player. Having just returned from a lower-body injury that caused him to miss time, this is an unfortunate development for the veteran blueliner.

Trevor Daley
D DET
2 weeks ago

Daley (lower body) indeed will suit up for Thursday's season opener versus the Blue Jackets, Helene St. James of the Detroit Free Press reports.

EDGE Analysis

This corroborates a report from Ansar Khan of MLive.com on Wednesday. Daley started at a snail's pace with the Red Wings last season, but he still ended up with 16 points and 125 blocked shots over 77 games. His offensive totals won't enthrall fantasy owners, but he's averaged at least 20 minutes of ice time for three years running.

Trevor Daley
D DET
2 weeks ago

According to coach Jeff Blashill, Daley (lower body) will very likely play Thursday against the Blue Jackets, Ansar Khan of MLive.com reports.

EDGE Analysis

The Red Wings will be happy to have Daley available against Columbus, as they're currently dealing with several injuries at defense, but his status won't impact many fantasy lineups, as he only totaled nine goals and 16 points in 77 contests last campaign, and isn't worth consideration in most formats.