The Red Wings, and many other NHL teams, will make one final pitch to Western Michigan junior defenseman Dan DeKeyser.

With the Broncos out of the NCAA playoffs, DeKeyser will forego his senior year and meet teams with his representatives Tuesday in Toronto.

"He'll have a lot of options, he's a good player," Red Wings assistant general manager Jim Nill said.

DeKeyser played one season under current Grand Rapids coach (and former Red Wings assistant) Jeff Blashill. DeKeyser also grew up in Macomb, and played youth hockey with Nill's son, Trevor.

The Red Wings are close to signing Northern Michigan goalie Jared Coreau, another undrafted junior leaving college early, this week.

Ice chips

Forward Damien Brunner, in the midst of a 12-game goal-scoring drought, was a healthy scratch. Jordin Tootoo returned to the lineup.

… Babcock has been playing Drew Miller on a wing on center Henrik Zetterberg's line, with Valtteri Filppula on the other wing.

… Defenseman Carlo Colaiacovo (left shoulder) has been cleared to play.