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Niklas Kronwall | Defenseman | #55

Team: Detroit Red Wings
Age / DOB:  (35) / 1/12/1981
Ht / Wt:  6'0' / 194
Drafted: 2000 / Rd. 1 (29) / DET
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Niklas Kronwall will be back in the lineup on Tuesday night against Dallas.
He didn't play Saturday against Montreal because it was the second game of a back-to-back situation and Detroit is trying to be careful when it comes to Kronwall's permanently damaged knee. Kronwall won't be playing back-to-backs and his practice time will continue to be limited as well. Nov 29 - 10:40 AM

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Nicklas Kronwall has been ruled out of Saturday's match with Montreal with an undisclosed injury.

Kronwall's injured season continues. The veteran defender has seen just nine games of action this season and has but one point with nine hits and 16 blocks to his credit. He's considered day-to-day for now.
Nov 26 - 5:18 PM

Niklas Kronwall is likely to be back in the lineup on Friday night.

He took Tuesday's game off to rest his knee, but he was back on the ice for Thursday's practice. Kronwall was paired with Ryan Sproul, who had a goal and an assist Tuesday night, which could make Brendan Smith the odd-man out after he skated with Xavier Ouellet during the session.
Nov 18 - 7:55 AM

Niklas Kronwall won't practice until Thursday and then he's expected to be back in the lineup for Detroit's weekend games.

Kronwall won't play on Tuesday night to get some rest for his sore knee, which won't get better this season. "I want him to play as many healthy games where he feels as good as possible," said coach Jeff Blashill. "You look at the schedule and opportunities where you can give him breaks. This is one of the rare ones where he only misses one game in four days."
Nov 15 - 8:04 AM

Niklas Kronwall didn't practice Monday and he won't play on Tuesday, according to coach Jeff Blashill.

He is getting some time off to rest his permanently damaged knee. Kronwall has played in five games this season and he has earned one assist.
Nov 14 - 1:04 PM

Niklas Kronwall has logged just over 20 minutes of ice time in each of his last two contests.

He is playing on a permanently bad knee, so his minutes will probably come down. "I think we have to be a little bit careful, but it's hard to have Kronwall on your bench and not play him," coach Jeff Blashill said. "When the game is on the line, and every game is on the line, you've got a Kronwall that's poised under any kind of pressure. I'm glad we're getting these kind of minutes out of him, but we're going to have to make sure we manage it." He doesn't have a point in three appearances this year.
Nov 10 - 7:41 AM

Niklas Kronwall will play Sunday against Edmonton despite missing Saturday's practice.

It was just a maintenance day off. Kronwall returned to action Friday night after missing the Wings' first 11 games with a knee injury. It is noteworthy that Kronwall played 2:59 on the power-play, the second most of any Red Wing defenseman, behind only Mike Green. Watch him to see if he can regain some of his prior form.
Nov 6 - 10:24 AM

Niklas Kronwall played over 18 minutes in his first game of the season on Friday night.

He missed the first 11 games of the season after suffering a knee injury. He finished the game with a minus-1 rating, two shots on goal, two hits and a blocked shot. Kronwall might still be Detroit's best defenseman, but there are questions regarding his durability. He's worth a speculative add in deeper fantasy leagues.
Nov 5 - 7:21 AM

Niklas Kronwall (knee) is ready to return on Friday.

Kronwall wasn't available for Detroit's first 11 games. Getting him back is a huge boost as he has logged big minutes with the Red Wings for years now. The 35-year-old blueliner is coming off a down season though as he was limited to 26 points in 64 contests and also posted a career-worst minus-21 rating in 2015-16. With Kronwall back, Xavier Ouellet is expected to be a healthy scratch.
Nov 4 - 12:17 PM

Niklas Kronwall (knee) is getting closer to being available to return.

GM Ken Holland said that Kronwall is "feeling good and is not far away." Still, he added that the defenseman will have to deal with lingering pain in his knee, which may never go away. That could complicate when he is ready to be back in the lineup.
Nov 4 - 7:51 AM

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

Kronwall hasn't played this season and a timetable for his return remains unclear.
Oct 27 - 7:57 AM

Niklas Kronwall (knee) has been placed on injured reserve.

He is on short-term IR, so consider him day-to-day for now. Kronwall has been practicing despite his injured knee, so he may not be out for very long.
Oct 11 - 11:04 AM

Niklas Kronwall (knee) is not expected to play in Thursday's season opener.

He was on the ice for Monday's practice, but coach Jeff Blashill said "there is a chance he won't be ready for the opener." He probably won't be rushed back after struggling with a knee issue for most of the 2015-16 season.
Oct 11 - 10:21 AM

Niklas Kronwall (knee) participated in his first practice with Detroit on Tuesday.

He is hoping to be ready for the regular season opener, but doesn't want to rush back before he is 100 percent. Kronwall doesn't want to be hampered by knee problems again like he was during the 2015-16 campaign.
Oct 4 - 12:58 PM

Niklas Kronwall (knee) might join his teammates on the ice Tuesday.

It remains to be seen if Kronwall will be ready for the season opener, but we still have about two weeks before that date. He had three goals and 26 points in 64 contests in 2015-16.
Sep 30 - 12:52 PM

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PosRoleName
C1Dylan Larkin
2Frans Nielsen
3Darren Helm
4Luke Glendening
5Tomas Nosek
LW1Henrik Zetterberg
2Tomas Tatar
3Anthony Mantha
4Steve Ott
5Drew Miller
6Tyler Bertuzzi
RW1Gustav Nyquist
2Justin Abdelkader
3Thomas Vanek
4Riley Sheahan
5Andreas Athanasiou
6Tomas Jurco
7Joe Vitale
8Johan Franzen
D1Niklas Kronwall
2Mike Green
3Danny DeKeyser
4Brendan Smith
5Jonathan Ericsson
6Xavier Ouellet
7Brian Lashoff
8Alexey Marchenko
9Ryan Sproul
G1Petr Mrazek
2Jimmy Howard
3Jared Coreau