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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 (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. Oct 13 - 2:15 AM

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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.
Oct 11 - 5:01 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.
Source: NHL.com
Oct 10 - 8:28 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.
Source: NHL.com
Oct 7 - 5:48 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.
Oct 6 - 1:26 PM

Niklas Kronwall (groin) will miss Detroit's season opener on Thursday.

Kronwall had two goals and 13 points in 57 contests last season. Xavier Ouellet will draw into the lineup as a result of his absence.
Oct 5 - 12:12 PM

Niklas Kronwall (groin) skated on his own Tuesday.

Kronwall still hasn't been ruled out for Thursday's opener. "We'll make a decision (Wednesday) after practice," coach Jeff Blashill said. "We'll see how he feels. He had a good skate on his own."
Oct 4 - 8:13 AM

Niklas Kronwall (groin) skated on his own Monday and his status is cloudy for Thursday's opener.

"He's going to skate on his own tomorrow and depending on how that goes, he may or may not practice," coach Jeff Blashill said. "I don't know if you'd say he's questionable or doubtful, he's like in between that for Thursday." Kronwall won't play unless he is 100 percent.
Source: MLive.com
Oct 2 - 2:49 PM

Niklas Kronwall didn't play in Saturday's game because of a groin problem.

Kronwall, who had previously been dealing with a back injury, had only made his preseason debut on Thursday. At this point it's not clear if he'll be available for the season opener. "He’s going to have to practice Tuesday in order to be ready Thursday, in my mind," Red Wings coach Jeff Blashill said. "If he’s not practicing Tuesday, you guys (reporters) will have your answer."
Oct 1 - 9:48 AM

Niklas Kronwall (back) is hoping to get into Thursday's exhibition contest.

Kronwall skated alongside Mike Green during Wednesday's practice. Kronwall has struggled to stay healthy in recent years as he has been limited to 121 games over the past two campaigns.
Sep 27 - 1:48 PM

Niklas Kronwall (back) took part in Friday's practice.

Kronwall had previously skated on his own. As an aside, his knee that has given him problems in the past is feeling good. He's not going to play on Saturday, but the plan is to get him into a preseason contest.
Source: NHL.com
Sep 22 - 6:27 PM

Niklas Kronwall (back) may rejoin team practice on Thursday.

Kronwall has skated on his own for the last couple days. He has dealt with back spasms at training camp and hopes to be ready to go for Detroit's regular-season opener.
Sep 20 - 12:08 PM

Coach Jeff Blashill expects Niklas Kronwall to play in a preseason game or two.

Kronwall hasn't been skating at training camp. He was suffering from back spams over the weekend and has an ongoing knee issue, so it's not surprising that he isn't fully taking part.
Sep 18 - 2:57 PM

Niklas Kronwall was not on the ice Saturday with his teammates due to back spasms.

It doesn't sound like anything serious at this point so consider Kronwall day-to-day.
Sep 17 - 9:27 AM

Niklas Kronwall is excited for the move to Little Caesars Arena in 2017-18.

The Red Wings bid farewell to Joe Louis Arena last season with a 17-17-7 home record, which they will attempt to improve in their new arena. "With the new building, it's going to be awesome," said Kronwall. "I think with a new building, it'll be tough to bring in all the banners and expect the same feeling in the rink right away. I think there's a chance to create new memories, win new championships, get that same special feeling. But we'll try to keep it alive, obviously, around the room. We'll try to do our best to keep the same culture going, and everything comes down to hard work." Kronwall will be back for his 14th campaign, but a bothersome knee issue has severely hurt his fantasy value. He skated in 57 games last year, while posting 13 points, 77 hits, 81 blocks and 67 shots.
Aug 7 - 11:21 AM

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