Trevor Daley
D DET
10 hours ago

Daley (lower body) was removed from the injured reserve list as expected Monday, per the NHL's media site.

EDGE Analysis

No surprise here, as Daley had already said he planned to play earlier Monday. This was just a formality. The veteran will return from a five-game absence, and he has one goal and four assists in 21 games this season.

Trevor Daley
D DET
13 hours ago

Daleys (lower body) plans to play Monday against the Kings.

EDGE Analysis

As for this moment, Daley is still on injured reserve, but that's expected to change before the game given this news. The 35-year-old is confident he'll play, and we have no reason not to believe him. However, Daley also only has five points this season, and he's only managed 27 shots on net in 21 games.

Trevor Daley
D DET
2 days ago

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

EDGE Analysis

Daley's placement on injured reserve was almost certainly made retroactive, so he'll be eligible to return whenever he's deemed fit to play. Either way, the veteran blueliner has only totaled 21 points in 98 appearances over the past two seasons, so there's no reason for fantasy owners to keep tabs on his availability.

Trevor Daley
D DET
5 days ago

Daley (lower body) is expected to start skating Thursday, but is a few days away from returning to action, Ansar Khan of MLive.com reports.

EDGE Analysis

The news effectively rule Daley out for the Wings' next two outings, but it leaves the door open for him to playing in the upcoming back-to-back versus the Kings and Capitals on Monday and Tuesday respectively. With Danny DeKeyser ruled out 4-6 weeks, a defenseman will need to be promoted from AHL Grand Rapids, with Joe Hicketts a possible candidate due to his ability to kill penalties.

Trevor Daley
D DET
6 days ago

Daley (lower body) is not listed in Detroit's projected lineup for Tuesday's home game against the Lightning.

EDGE Analysis

Daley will miss a third straight game as he attends to his lower-body issue. Still, he remains on the active roster compared to injured reserve.

Trevor Daley
D DET
2 weeks ago

Daley (lower body) is not expected to play in either Saturday's road game against the Bruins or Sunday's home tilt opposing the Avalanche, Ansar Khan of MLive.com reports.

EDGE Analysis

Given Daley's expected absence this weekend, the Red Wings will likely have versatile tough guy Luke Witkowski emerge from the press box. However, there's almost no chance that Witkowski will come close to matching Daley's 18:35 ice-time average -- a more plausible scenario is having each healthy blueliner for Detroit take a few more shifts than they'd otherwise see to make up the difference.

Trevor Daley
D DET
2 weeks ago

Daley (lower body) isn't expected to be out long term, but may miss Detroit's two games this weekend, Ansar Khan of MLive reports.

EDGE Analysis

Daley got banged up Wednesday against the Blues and was unable to return to the game. The Wings already have seven healthy defensemen on their roster, so if the 35-year-old does miss this weekend's games with the Bruins and Avalanche, they won't need to call anybody up from AHL Grand Rapids.

Trevor Daley
D DET
2 weeks ago

Daley will not return Wednesday after suffering a lower-body injury in the first period.

EDGE Analysis

The veteran blueliner played just 3:18 before departing Wednesday night's contest. The 35-year-old has a goal and four assists in 20 games this season. Expect the team to update Daley's status following the conclusion of the game.

Trevor Daley
D DET
2 weeks ago

Daley delivered a primary assist but went minus-3 in Monday's 7-5 home loss to the Blue Jackets.

EDGE Analysis

Even with Jonathan Ericsson (undisclosed) activated from injured reserve, Ansar Khan of MLive.com doesn't view Daley as a candidate to start watching games from the press box, opining that coach Jeff Blashill would be more inclined to have a guy like Nick Jensen sit out as a healthy scratch. Still, Daley only has one goal and four assists through 20 games and shouldn't be relied upon in fantasy unless you're desperate for blueliners.

Trevor Daley
D DET
4 weeks ago

Daley went plus-3 with three blocked shots in Tuesday's 6-1 home win over the Coyotes.

EDGE Analysis

This was easily one of Daley's best defensive performances of the season. He's been chugging along to a 19:28 ice-time average, with three points and a plus-5 rating over 14 games.