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Niklas Kronwall | Defenseman | #55

Team: Detroit Red Wings
Age / DOB:  (37) / 1/12/1981
Ht / Wt:  6'0' / 194
Drafted: 2000 / Rd. 1 (29) / DET
Contract: view contract details

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Niklas Kronwall will be back next season.
Kronwall was limited to 57 games in 2016-17, while dealing with a knee issue, but he only missed three games this past season and didn't sit out any practices. The 37-year-old defender has one more season left on his contract. Apr 11 - 9:11 AM

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Niklas Kronwall registered an assist in a 2-0 win over Ottawa on Saturday.

Kronwall is on a three-game point streak after contributing that helper. He has four goals and 24 points in 76 contests this season. It's a far cry from what he used to contribute offensively, but 2017-18 has still been a substantial step up from his 2016-17 total of 13 points.
Apr 1 - 8:29 AM

Niklas Kronwall scored his fourth goal of the season on Tuesday night in a 5-2 win over Pittsburgh.

It was the 400th point of Kronwall's career. He is also now tied with Marcel Pronovost for fourth place in franchise history for goals by defensemen. Kronwall has chipped in 22 points in 74 matches this campaign.
Mar 28 - 9:49 AM

Niklas Kronwall recorded an assist in a 4-3 defeat to Toronto on Saturday.

That was Kronwall's 399th career point. There was a time when Kronwall was a substantial offensive force, to the point where he's surpassed the 40-point milestone on three separate seasons. At this point though, the 37-year-old doesn't do a ton offensively. He has three goals and 21 points in 72 contests this season.
Mar 25 - 10:09 AM

Niklas Kronwall scored a goal and an assist in Friday's 4-3 loss to the Winnipeg Jets.

Kronwall opened the scoring with a power-play goal at the 12:46 mark of the first period. He then registered the primary assist on Trevor Daley's tally early in the third period. The veteran blue liner finished the night with an even rating, two penalty minutes and three shots on goal in 20:47 of ice time. He has three goals and 19 points in 61 games this season. Anthony Mantha also scored for the Wings during Friday's loss.
Mar 2 - 11:11 PM

Niklas Kronwall recorded an assist in a 4-1 loss to Tampa Bay on Thursday night.

Kronwall's primary assist on Tomas Tatar's power-play goal was the only offense the Red Wings could muster in the contest. The veteran defenseman has contributed six assists in the last 13 matches. Kronwall has 16 points, including 14 helpers, in 53 games this year.
Feb 16 - 9:55 AM

Niklas Kronwall has found the back of the net in two straight games.

Kronwall got his first goal of the year Sunday against Colorado and he scored again Wednesday night versus Edmonton. The veteran defender registered only two goals and 13 points in 57 appearances last year. Kronwall has five points in 19 games, but he isn't worth rostering in the majority of fantasy leagues at this time.
Thu, Nov 23, 2017 09:15:00 AM

Niklas Kronwall registered an assist in Detroit's 2-1 shootout loss to Columbus on Saturday.

It was just Kronwall's third point in 15 games this season. It's worth noting that he does have persistent knee problems. At one point in his career he provided 40-plus points, but the 36-year-old shouldn't be used in standard fantasy leagues anymore.
Sun, Nov 12, 2017 06:43:00 AM

Niklas Kronwall has tried stem cell treatment to help his damaged knee.

Kronwall's left knee is permanently damaged in a way that can't be corrected with surgery. "Once you get bone-on-bone, at least all the research that is out there, it seems there is not too many things that you can do without having to jeopardize your career," Kronwall said. "So you find a way through it." Kronwall didn't want to go into details about his stem cell treatment, but he said it's a long process and that ultimately his goal is to stay in the NHL. His current contract runs through 2018-19.
Sun, Oct 22, 2017 10:52:00 AM

Friday night's contest against the Capitals was the 800th NHL game of Niklas Kronwall's career.

Kronwall has dealt with his share of injuries throughout his career, so this is a major accomplishment for him. The 36-year-old has accumulated 76 goals and 379 points during his NHL career. The fact that he's only played with one team makes the accomplishment even more special.
Sat, Oct 21, 2017 11:00:00 AM

Niklas Kronwall (groin) returned to action on Thursday October 12.

Kronwall missed Detroit's first three games due to the injury. He had a minus-one rating in 17:27 minutes of ice time in his return.
Fri, Oct 13, 2017 02:15:00 AM

Niklas Kronwall (groin) took part in Wednesday's practice.

Kronwall said afterwards that he was feeling good and the hope is that he'll be available on Thursday. He's missed the Red Wings' first three games.
Wed, Oct 11, 2017 05:01:00 PM

Niklas Kronwall (groin) won't suit up in Tuesday's game against Dallas.

The injury also forced him to miss the first two games of the season. Kronwall was an effective defenseman for Detoit in years past, but his play has dropped off because of age and injuries. He remains day-to-day and he won't be worth owning in any fantasy leagues.
Tue, Oct 10, 2017 08:28:00 PM

Niklas Kronwall (groin) participated in Saturday's practice.

Kronwall is regarded as day-to-day at this point. He won't return in time for Saturday's contest.
Sat, Oct 7, 2017 05:48:00 PM

Niklas Kronwall (groin) didn't take part in Friday's practice.

Kronwall will probably miss Saturday's contest as a result. He recorded two goals and 13 points in 57 games in 2016-17.
Fri, Oct 6, 2017 01:26:00 PM

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2Henrik Zetterberg
3Frans Nielsen
4Luke Glendening
LW1Anthony Mantha
2Justin Abdelkader
3Tyler Bertuzzi
4Darren Helm
RW1Gustav Nyquist
2Andreas Athanasiou
3Martin Frk
4Luke Witkowski
5David Booth
6Johan Franzen
D1Mike Green
2Trevor Daley
3Danny DeKeyser
4Niklas Kronwall
5Nick Jensen
6Jonathan Ericsson
7Xavier Ouellet
G1Jimmy Howard