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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
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Niklas Kronwall (knee) doesn't know if he will be ready for the start of the regular season.
He is disappointed that he has not made better progress with his knee injury. Kronwall wasn't able to play for Sweden at the World Cup of Hockey because of the issue and he dealt with knee problems over the course of the 2015-16 season. Sep 19 - 1:53 PM

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Niklas Kronwall will be ready for Detroit's season opener, according to Red Wings GM Ken Holland.

That's fantastic news for Red Wings fans everywhere, as Kronwall is their best defender. The soon-to-be 36-year-old has begun to see attrition grind down his production, however. Last season he posted three goals and 26 points with 81 blocks in 64 games, by far his worst since 2009-10.
Sep 17 - 1:22 PM

Niklas Kronwall (knee) hopes to be ready for the start of training camp.

He chose not to play for Sweden in the upcoming World Cup due to a knee concern, but he feels close to being available.
Sep 5 - 9:32 AM

Niklas Kronwall won't represent Sweden at the upcoming World Cup of Hockey.

Kronwall was named to the roster, but he'll have to withdraw because his isn't physically ready to play yet. The 35-year-old missed 18 games because of a knee injury in 2015-16.
Aug 24 - 12:39 PM

Niklas Kronwall will not undergo surgery for his knee injury.

Kronwall had his left knee scoped in January and it remained an issue with him for the remainder of the Red Wings' campaign. He had three goals and 26 points in 64 games in 2015-16.
May 19 - 12:05 PM

Niklas Kronwall "is getting opinions" on how he can improve his ailing knee, according to GM Ken Holland.

He had his left knee scoped in January and it continued to be a bit of an issue down the stretch and in the playoffs. "What's done has been done," he said. "We're looking at some different options now to try to take care of that fairly soon. I'm glad we had it done. Now we know what's going on. Let's find a way to solve it and move along." Kronwall contributed just three goals and 26 points in 64 games this past season to go with a minus-21 rating.
May 3 - 9:46 AM

The Detroit Red Wings know they have to be better than they showed on Saturday.

The Red Wings no-showed against Pittsburgh and it resulted in them getting smoked 7-2. "It was embarrassing, and we have to do a lot better than that," Kronwall said after the loss. "We have to be better — pretty simple." Detroit is currently on the outside looking in when it comes to the Eastern Conference playoff picture. They're tied with the Flyers, who own the final Wild Card spot in the East, but Philadelphia has a game in hand.
Mar 27 - 11:02 AM

Niklas Kronwall is expected to play Saturday against Pittsbrugh.

Although he did not practice Friday, it looks as if it was just a maintenance day for the veteran blue liner. That said, with Kronwall you never know. He has been injured off an on all season long. For now, we would leave him active in your lineup.
Mar 26 - 8:42 AM

Niklas Kronwall shot down the suggestion that injuries have contributed to his struggles this season.

"I wish I had a simple answer," he said. "I really do. It would be a lot easier to fix and fix it a lot sooner. But, for whatever reason, it's been a bit of a struggle. But, you know, right now, that's in the past and just looking forward to get these last few games and help the team make the playoffs." He believes he is getting back to where he wants to be, though. Kronwall has collected three assists in two games since returning from arthroscopic knee surgery. Unfortunately, he also posted a minus-3 rating against Tampa Bay on Tuesday night.
Mar 23 - 9:49 AM

Niklas Kronwall will return to Detroit's blue line Saturday against Florida.

Kronwall miss the last week's worth of action due to a knee injury, but he's ready to resume is role as Detroit's top defender. However with just 20 points, 65 blocks, and 76 hits through 53 games this season he isn't as strong an option as he used to be.
Mar 19 - 5:57 PM

Don't be surprised if Niklas Kronwall returns to the Detroit lineup Saturday against the Panthers.

Kronwall injured his knee a week ago and the original prognosis was that he would be sidelined for one-three weeks. It looks as if he has made a very quick recovery and there is a pretty good chance he will be able to lace them up against Florida Saturday night. Get ready to activate Kronwall.
Mar 19 - 8:00 AM

Niklas Kronwall (knee) took part in Thursday's morning skate.

"Feels pretty good," Kronwall said. "Today was good day and hopefully there will be another good day and another and we'll go from there." He suffered a sprained knee this past Saturday, but might be available to return during Detroit's road trip.
Mar 18 - 7:49 AM

Niklas Kronwall will miss one to three weeks because of a sprained knee.

Kronwall was limited to just 10:24 of ice time in Saturday's overtime win against the New York Rangers. It's a tough blow for a Red Wings team that is in the middle of a heated playoff race.
Mar 13 - 12:23 PM

It appears preliminary results from an MRI taken late Saturday night revealed that Niklas Kronwall's injury is a sprained knee.

It will keep him out of the lineup Sunday and perhaps for a week or two. Stay tuned for further updates.
Mar 13 - 9:15 AM

Despite the fact that the Red Wings don't believe the injury to Niklas Kronwall's right leg is serious, it is doubtful the Detroit defenseman will play Sunday night against Toronto.

There is no official out of Detroit as to whether Kronwall will be able to suit up, but we would be surprised if he was able to play Sunday. Play it safe and place Kronwall on reserve for the time being.
Mar 13 - 9:06 AM

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