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Niklas Kronwall | Defenseman | #55

Team: Detroit Red Wings
Age / DOB:  (36) / 1/12/1981
Ht / Wt:  6'0' / 194
Drafted: 2000 / Rd. 1 (29) / DET
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Niklas Kronwall is dealing with a groin injury.
He isn't expected to play for at least two weeks. Kronwall has been limited to 25 games this season, but most of that was because of his ailing knee. Jan 11 - 3:43 PM

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Niklas Kronwall is day-to-day with a lower-body injury.

Kronwall isn't sure when he will be back on the ice. "I don't want to rule anything out. I also don't want to say too much and get my hopes up," he said. "We'll just take it day to day."
Jan 10 - 9:57 AM

The Red Wings placed Niklas Kronwall retroactive to Dec. 22nd on I/R on Thursday with a lower body injury.

He's already ruled out for the rest of their road trip, a span of four games. Detroit's next home game will be on Jan. 15th when they host Pittsburgh.
Jan 5 - 8:33 PM

Niklas Kronwall (lower body) will be sidelined for at least four games.

Kronwall was already ruled out for Thursday's contest, but he's unavailable for the rest of Detroit's road trip as well. After that he'll be re-evaluated by the team.
Jan 5 - 5:39 PM

Niklas Kronwall (lower body) won't be available on Thursday.

Kronwall sustained the injury during Wednesday's contest. He has three assists in 25 games this season.
Jan 5 - 3:21 PM

Niklas Kronwall didn't play after the second period due to a lower-body injury.

He has been dealing with a knee issue all season, so that could have been the reason for his departure. Kronwall will be re-evaluated Thursday morning, but probably won't play versus Los Angeles.
Jan 5 - 8:19 AM

Niklas Kronwall collected his first point in a month's time during Thursday's 3-2 overtime win over the Senators.

It's been 12 games since the veteran defender's name was on the scoresheet, giving him three points, with no goals, in 23 games this season. Unfortunately, it would seem that he's about to age out of the game.
Fri, Dec 30, 2016 12:37:00 AM

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.
Tue, Nov 29, 2016 10:40:00 AM

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.
Sat, Nov 26, 2016 05:18:00 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.
Fri, Nov 18, 2016 07:55:00 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."
Tue, Nov 15, 2016 08:04:00 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.
Mon, Nov 14, 2016 01:04:00 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.
Thu, Nov 10, 2016 07:41:00 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.
Sun, Nov 6, 2016 10:24:00 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.
Sat, Nov 5, 2016 07:21:00 AM

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