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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
Contract: view contract details

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Niklas Kronwall (knee) hopes to be back skating this weekend or early next week.
He isn't able to come off the injured list until Feb. 14, but he may be able to return shortly after that. "That all depends on the conditioning and how you feel once you get back on the ice," Kronwall said. "And of course Blash (coach Jeff Blashill) is the one making the final call. Hopefully there are no setbacks. You get your legs under you and get your timing back and when you feel ready, Blash makes his decision." He is still on the mend from arthroscopic left knee surgery on Jan. 19. Feb 5 - 8:03 AM

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

He is projected to return after the 10-game minimum, so he could be back in the lineup on Feb. 14 against Boston. Kronwall hopes to practice next week after he had his knee scoped a couple of weeks ago.
Feb 1 - 4:39 PM

Niklas Kronwall will be sidelined for two-to-four weeks with a knee injury.

He had his knee scoped recently and will need about a month to recover. Kronwall has three goals and 17 points along with a minus-10 rating in 45 games this campaign.
Jan 19 - 1:45 PM

Niklas Kronwall scored a goal in Sunday's 2-1 shootout loss to the Philadelphia Flyers.

Kronwall opened the scoring at the 18:25 mark of the second period to give the Wings a 1-0 lead. Jonathan Ericsson and Pavel Datsyuk picked up the assists on Detroit's only goal. Kronwall has three goals and 17 points in 45 games this season.
Jan 17 - 11:13 PM

Niklas Kronwall may be paired with Danny DeKeyser on Tuesday night.

The duo saw time together on Sunday and coach Jeff Blashill may keep them as a pairing. "Kronner's spent lots of his career here matching up against the other team's best players," the Wings bench boss said. "DK, night in and night out, certainly one of our best defenders."
Tue, Dec 22, 2015 09:43:00 AM

Niklas Kronwall assisted on Gustav Nyquist's game-winning goal in Saturday's 5-4 win over the Predators.

Kronwall finished the game with a shot on goal and one hit in 24:21 of ice time. The 34-year-old has three points in his last three games and has two goals and 11 points in 27 games.
Sun, Dec 6, 2015 11:10:00 AM

Niklas Kronwall, who had started the 2015-16 season slowly has been playing much better as of late.

Krownwall scored his first goal of the season Friday night in Detroit's 4-3 win over Edmonton and he delivered a highlight reel hit on Mark Letestu. With only seven assists to his name coming into Friday's contest and his shot total way down, many were wondering if the 34-year-old Krownwall was entering his decline. Not so says Detroit coach Jeff Blashill. "I think Kronner's played real good here the last five, six, seven, eight games," Blashill said. "When he's playing the way he's capable of, I think he's an elite defenseman in the league. I think he's a (No. 1 defenseman) because he's good offensively, he's good defensively and he's a big-time winner." It might be a good time to try to acquire Kronwall from a disappointed owner.
Sat, Nov 28, 2015 09:26:00 AM

Niklas Kronwall registered two assists in Saturday's win over Ottawa.

Kronwall picked up the primary assist on Tomas Tatar's first period power play goal, and also helped setup Dylan Larkin's third period goal. He finished the game with a plus-1 rating, two penalty minutes, two hits and two blocked shots in 20:01 of ice time. The 34-year-old has four assists in 11 games for the Wings this season.
Sun, Nov 1, 2015 10:11:00 AM

The Detroit Red Wings are looking to add a physical defenseman to their roster.

The Wings would like to add someone who can take some of the physical responsibility away from Niklas Kronwall. Detroit has several young defensemen in their system, but none of them have a physical edge to their game. Earlier today, it was reported that the Wings and Leafs were discussing a potential trade deadline deal that would have seen Dion Phaneuf go to Detroit, but it fell through. It will be interesting to see if the two teams will re-visit this idea or if Detroit will look elsewhere for a tough defender.
Sun, Jun 14, 2015 11:06:00 PM

Niklas Kronwall believes that the 2014-15 season was "wasted" by the Red Wings.

"It's another wasted year, almost," defenseman Niklas Kronwall said. "Any way you look at it, you want to be standing there in June — especially going out like this. This year, I definitely thought that we had the pieces, and it felt like we were getting better and better, playing some good hockey, did a lot of good things. It's a lot tougher to take when you feel like you should be playing right now." The elimination must hurt even more for Kronwall because he was suspended for the final game of the Red Wings' season.
Sun, May 3, 2015 10:27:00 AM

Detroit GM Ken Holland kept his reaction brief to the news that Niklas Kronwall had been suspended for Game 7.

"I disagree with the decision is my only comment," he said. Kronwall was banned for one game for charging Tampa Bay forward Nikita Kucherov. He has logged more than 23 minutes in five of the six games and he's chipped in two power-play assists in the past two contests. Kronwall's absence leaves a big hole on Detroit's back end going into the most important game of the year against the Lightning.
Wed, Apr 29, 2015 10:49:00 AM

The Department of Player Safety has suspended Niklas Kronwall for Game Seven against Tampa Bay on Wednesday night for his charging forearm to the face of Nikita Kucherov.

DoPS head Stephane Quintal explained that the hit was different than Kronwall's usual big hits because he went airborne prior to contact, and drove his forearm squarely into Kucherov's face. In addition, Kronwall was not penalized for the play in-game, prompting supplemental discipline. The decision isn't without confusion in comparison to some of the hits Tom Wilson, Kris Russell, and Dustin Byfuglien, among others, laid out previously however. All that aside, Detroit is left to choose between rookie Alexey Marchenko and young veteran Jakub Kindl who have 20 games and five points (all by Kindl) of playoff experience between them. Should this be the end of the line for Kronwall and the Red Wings, he will have finished the playoffs with two points, four PIMs, seven blocks, and 10 hits over five games.
Tue, Apr 28, 2015 07:02:00 PM

Niklas Kronwall will have a hearing with the league on Tuesday afternoon for his hit on Nikita Kucherov.

Changes can be made upon review, but supplemental discipline is being looked at based on charging/illegal check to the head. Kronwall wasn't given a penalty on the play and Kucherov appears to have avoided injury as well.
Tue, Apr 28, 2015 10:43:00 AM

Niklas Kronwall's hit on Nikita Kucherov may get a look from the league.

He wasn't penalized on the play and Kucherov didn't appear to be hurt, but he appeared to leave his feet and he delivered an elbow or forearm to Kucherov's chin. We'll see if the NHL decides to allow him to play in Game 7 on Wednesday.
Tue, Apr 28, 2015 09:29:00 AM

Niklas Kronwall believes his team was better in game two than they were in game one.

The Wings won game one and were blown out in game two, but the only reason this series is tied is because of goaltender Petr Mrazek's performance in the first game. "I know it might be hard to believe if you're simply looking at the stat sheet," said defenseman Niklas Kronwall, "but I thought we executed overall a lot better in this game than we did in Game 1." Detroit will have to perform better than they did in the first two games of this series or they probably won't be advancing to the next round.
Sun, Apr 19, 2015 10:15:00 AM

Depth Charts

All Positions
C1Pavel Datsyuk
2Dylan Larkin
3Brad Richards
4Darren Helm
5Riley Sheahan
6Luke Glendening
LW1Henrik Zetterberg
2Tomas Tatar
3Andreas Athanasiou
4Teemu Pulkkinen
5Drew Miller
RW1Gustav Nyquist
2Justin Abdelkader
3Tomas Jurco
4Joakim Andersson
5Johan Franzen
D1Niklas Kronwall
2Mike Green
3Danny DeKeyser
4Kyle Quincey
5Brendan Smith
6Jonathan Ericsson
7Jakub Kindl
8Alexey Marchenko
G1Petr Mrazek
2Jimmy Howard