Quincey injured his knee on Tuesday vs. Nashville and did not skate on Wednesday but will play tonight. He announced yesterday that he would be fine and was on the ice for the Red Wings optional skate this morning. With Danny DeKeyser out for 3-6 weeks, Quincey will take on an expanded role.
Tonight will mark his first time back at the Pepsi Center, and that at least assuages some of the frustration of having to wear a cage to protect the shattered right cheekbone he suffered March 15 when he was hit by a puck.
Quincey will be in the lineup tonight but has been abysmal all season long. Given the circumstances of his injury, Quincey shouldn't be counted upon to produce tonight.
This week, doctors decided that the Red Wings’ defenseman, who suffered multiple facial fractures when struck in the face by a puck 10 days ago, would not heal any faster with surgery than without it.
Originally, the Red Wings thought they’d be without Quincey’s services for a minimum of a month. But that was before a final determination was made regarding surgery. Now that doctors have charted a course for recovery, Quincey could be back in the Wings’ lineup in 2-3 weeks.
Kyle Quincey might have suffered a fractured left cheek bone when he was hit by the puck late in the third period of Friday's 3-2 overtime win over the Edmonton Oilers.
Quincey will not travel to Vancouver for Saturday's game because they don't want him to fly in case the bone is fractured. Ian White, scratched in seven of the past eight games, likely will be inserted into the lineup against the Canucks.