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Red Wings' DeKeyser out 3-4 weeks with injured left foot

Mar 29, 2014; Toronto, Ontario, CAN; Detroit Red Wings defenseman Danny DeKeyser (65) shoots against the Toronto Maple Leafs at Air Canada Centre. The Red Wings beat the Maple Leafs 4-2. Mandatory Credit: Tom Szczerbowski-USA TODAY Sports

Mar 29, 2014; Toronto, Ontario, CAN; Detroit Red Wings defenseman Danny DeKeyser (65) shoots against the Toronto Maple Leafs at Air Canada Centre. The Red Wings beat the Maple Leafs 4-2. Mandatory Credit: Tom Szczerbowski-USA TODAY Sports

DETROIT (AP) -- The Detroit Red Wings will start the season without a key defenseman.

The team said Friday that defenseman Danny DeKeyser will be out three to four weeks with a sprained ligament in his left foot.

DeKeyser was hurt in the third period of Wednesday night's game against at Pittsburgh. He had two goals and 29 assists in 80 games last year. The Red Wings open the season Oct. 9 at home against the Toronto Maple Leafs and their former coach, Mike Babcock.

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