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Niklas Kronwall | Defenseman

Team: Detroit Red Wings
Age / DOB:  (33) / 1/12/1981
Ht / Wt:  6'0' / 194
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There is no further word yet on whether Niklas Kronwall will be in the Detroit lineup Saturday against Ottawa.
He took a hit to the head in the Wings' last game before the break and is listed as day-to-day. It is not known if Kronwall was subjected to concussion protocol and if so, what were the results of his tests. Stay tuned for further updates. Dec 27 - 8:59 AM

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Detroit may get a better idea on Friday if Niklas Kronwall will be able to play Saturday against Ottawa.

He left Tuesday's contest against Buffalo after he took a hit near the head area and he didn't return. Kronwall is listed as day-to-day for the time being.
Dec 26 - 6:08 AM

Niklas Kronwall exited Tuesday's game with an upper-body injury.

He was sandwiched by two members of the Buffalo Sabres in the second period and stayed on the bench for a few shifts before heading to the locker room for the rest of the game. Kronwall is listed as day-to-day for now and he'll try to recover during the Christmas break.
Dec 24 - 10:37 AM

Niklas Kronwall led all Red Wings in shots on goal with five in a 1-0 shootout loss to the Blue Jackets on Tuesday.

The Detroit defensive stalwart has been slumping of late with just one point in his last six contests, but his track record suggests he'll be just fine. Despite his recent struggles, he remains on pace to rack up close to 45 points on the season.
Dec 16 - 10:51 PM

Niklas Kronwall scored the lone goal for Detroit in its 4-1 loss to the Maple Leafs on Saturday night.

Kronwall’s goal was his first point in five games and first goal since Nov. 30. He also recorded two penalty minutes. Kronwall’s power-play marker gives him five goals and 18 points on the year. Gustav Nyquist and Johan Franzen recorded the helpers. Tomas Tatar recorded a team-high six shots on goal.
Dec 13 - 10:55 PM

Niklas Kronwall tallied his fourth goal of 2014-15 in a 5-3 win over the Vancouver Canucks on Sunday.

He opened the scoring just over three minutes into the first period. Kronwall has amassed 16 points, including four in his past four contests, to place himself second on the Wings in scoring. He also leads the club with 35 blocks.
Dec 1 - 10:36 AM

Niklas Kronwall scored the game-winner in Detroit’s 4-2 win over New Jersey.

Kronwall took a shot from the right point that bounced off the boards and in off Devils’ goaltender Cory Schneider’s back. The goal was fluky, but Detroit was the better team tonight. They outshot the Devils by 14 and created more scoring chances. The win snaps Detroit’s three-game winless streak. Kronwall has been impressive offensively this season. The 33-year-old now has three goals and 10 points in 14 games.
Nov 7 - 10:51 PM

Niklas Kronwall pitched in two goals and an assist in the Wings' thrilling 4-3 overtime win over Pittsburgh on Thursday night.

In a rematch of the 2008 and 2009 Stanley Cup finals, the Red Wings twice overcame two goal deficits, Kronwall tied the game with 39 seconds to go in the third and Justin Abdelkader ended it in the final minute of overtime. The 33 year-old Kronwall now has two goals and six points in seven games this season.
Oct 23 - 10:30 PM

Detroit blueliner Niklas Kronwall scored a goal for the Red Wings in Thursday's 3-2 overtime loss to the Bruins.

Kronwall won't be happy about the fact he and his teammates have fallen behind the Bruins 3-1 in the series, but it will be a day he never forgets as he became a father prior to scoring a goal in the losing effort. Pavel Datsyuk scored the other Detroit goal in the loss.
Apr 24 - 11:31 PM

Niklas Kronwall is expecting the arrival of a new baby any day now.

He's projected to play Thursday night in Game 4 against Boston. We'll let you if Kronwall will miss any time as a result of his wife's pregnancy. He has no points and a minus-1 rating in three games against Boston during these playoffs.
Apr 24 - 11:57 AM

Niklas Kronwall will be a healthy scratch on Sunday.

Detroit is resting a few of its players ahead of the playoffs. Kronwall will finish the season with eight goals and 49 points in 79 games this season.
Apr 13 - 11:56 AM

With an assist in the Red Wings' 5-3 loss to Montreal Saturday night, Niklas Kronwall now has 40 for the season.

That's good for seventh in the NHL amongst rearguards. Kronwall is also the ninth best offensive defenseman this season. He seems to have really settled in as the Wings' leader on the blueline and has filled at least part of the void created with the retirement of Nicklas Lidstrom a few seasons ago.
Apr 6 - 9:10 AM

It appears that Niklas Kronwall escaped a potentially serious injury in Saturday's win over Minnesota.

He slid awkwardly into the end boards early in the first period, but he was able to return later in the frame. "Just got a little dinged," Kronwall said. "I got up and was a little woozy and you have to go through testing. But I got cleared and I was ready to go." It's likely he'll be put through some additional tests before he gets the green light to play in Sunday's rematch versus the Wild.
Mar 23 - 7:29 AM

Niklas Kronwall netted his seventh goal of the season in a 3-2 overtime loss to Colorado Thursday night.

Kronwall has now amassed 40 points in 60 games this year, putting him on pace for an exceptional season. Tomas Jurco was the only other goal scorer for Detroit in the loss.
Mar 6 - 11:39 PM

Niklas Kronwall contributed three assists in Detroit's blowout win against Ottawa Thursday night.

The Wings leader on the back end has 39 points in 58 games this season. If he continues at his current pace then he could challenge to crack the 50-point barrier for the second time in his career.
Feb 28 - 10:35 AM

Depth Charts

All Positions
PosRoleName
C1Pavel Datsyuk
2Stephen Weiss
3Darren Helm
4Riley Sheahan
5Luke Glendening
LW1Henrik Zetterberg
2Tomas Tatar
3Daniel Cleary
4Drew Miller
RW1Johan Franzen
2Gustav Nyquist
3Justin Abdelkader
4Tomas Jurco
5Joakim Andersson
D1Niklas Kronwall
2Danny DeKeyser
3Jonathan Ericsson
4Brendan Smith
5Kyle Quincey
6Jakub Kindl
7Brian Lashoff
G1Jimmy Howard
2Jonas Gustavsson
3Petr Mrazek