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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 has found the back of the net in two straight games.
Kronwall got his first goal of the year Sunday against Colorado and he scored again Wednesday night versus Edmonton. The veteran defender registered only two goals and 13 points in 57 appearances last year. Kronwall has five points in 19 games, but he isn't worth rostering in the majority of fantasy leagues at this time. Nov 23 - 9:15 AM

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Niklas Kronwall registered an assist in Detroit's 2-1 shootout loss to Columbus on Saturday.

It was just Kronwall's third point in 15 games this season. It's worth noting that he does have persistent knee problems. At one point in his career he provided 40-plus points, but the 36-year-old shouldn't be used in standard fantasy leagues anymore.
Nov 12 - 6:43 AM

Niklas Kronwall has tried stem cell treatment to help his damaged knee.

Kronwall's left knee is permanently damaged in a way that can't be corrected with surgery. "Once you get bone-on-bone, at least all the research that is out there, it seems there is not too many things that you can do without having to jeopardize your career," Kronwall said. "So you find a way through it." Kronwall didn't want to go into details about his stem cell treatment, but he said it's a long process and that ultimately his goal is to stay in the NHL. His current contract runs through 2018-19.
Oct 22 - 10:52 AM

Friday night's contest against the Capitals was the 800th NHL game of Niklas Kronwall's career.

Kronwall has dealt with his share of injuries throughout his career, so this is a major accomplishment for him. The 36-year-old has accumulated 76 goals and 379 points during his NHL career. The fact that he's only played with one team makes the accomplishment even more special.
Oct 21 - 11:00 AM

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

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

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PosRoleName
C1Henrik Zetterberg
2Dylan Larkin
3Frans Nielsen
4Luke Glendening
LW1Tomas Tatar
2Anthony Mantha
3Justin Abdelkader
4Darren Helm
RW1Gustav Nyquist
2Andreas Athanasiou
3Martin Frk
4Luke Witkowski
5David Booth
6Johan Franzen
D1Mike Green
2Trevor Daley
3Danny DeKeyser
4Niklas Kronwall
5Nick Jensen
6Jonathan Ericsson
7Xavier Ouellet
G1Jimmy Howard
2Petr Mrazek