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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
Contract: view contract details

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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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Niklas Kronwall isn't considering retirement even though he has battled injuries over the last two seasons.

He has a knee issue that isn't going away, but he is confident that it can be managed. Kronwall skated in 57 games this campaign and he posted 13 points. He has a contract that runs until the end of the 2018-19 season.
Apr 11 - 6:04 PM

Niklas Kronwall will get back in the lineup on Tuesday versus Carolina.

He skipped Monday's match against the Hurricanes because of a knee injury.
Mar 28 - 1:26 PM

Niklas Kronwall has a knee injury.

Kronwall will miss Monday's game as a result. Dan Renouf has been called upon to make his NHL debut in Kronwall's absence.
Mar 27 - 12:18 PM

Niklas Kronwall picked up his first helper in nine games during Saturday's 5-1 win over the Avalanche.

He's now up to a single goal and 10 points in 46 games this season. HIs best days are clearly behind him.
Mar 18 - 4:34 PM

Niklas Kronwall scored in Wednesday's 6-1 loss to the Boston Bruins.

The Red Wings fell behind 3-0 in last night's loss to the Maple Leafs and they managed to trail as much as 5-0 in this one. Kronwall cut the lead to 5-1 with his marker at the 17:35 mark of the second period. The goal was his first of the 2016-17 season. He has nine points in 41 games. His best days are clearly behind him.
Mar 8 - 11:13 PM

Niklas Kronwall picked up his seventh helper during Saturday's 3-2 shootout win over the Capitals.

Mark that an assist in two of his last three games as well, which hopefully is a sign of things to come for the veteran defender. He has seven assists in 34 games this season.
Feb 18 - 6:47 PM

Niklas Kronwall picked up his sixth helper during Sunday's 6-3 loss to the Wild.

Through 32 games this season the veteran defender has six points now. We'd still let him lie on waivers, but if he puts together a few more good games he may be indicating there's a resurgence afoot.
Feb 12 - 6:37 PM

Niklas Kronwall will take warm-ups and is expected to play during Saturday's match with Columbus.

Taking warm-ups is a strong indicator that he'll play. The veteran defender has five points with 44 hits and 46 blocks in 30 games this season.
Feb 11 - 3:05 PM

The Red Wings expect to have Niklas Kronwall (lower body( back on their blue line on Saturday in Columbus.

Through 30 games this season the veteran defender has five assists with 14 PIMs, 44 hits and 46 blocks. He's also seeing a career-low of 18:24 of average ice time per game.
Feb 10 - 3:44 PM

Niklas Kronwall (lower body) may be back in the lineup this weekend.

He practiced in no-contact jersey Wednesday. Kronwall has already been ruled out for Thursday's game against Washington.
Feb 8 - 3:51 PM

Niklas Kronwall (lower body) is slated to miss at least Detroit's next two games.

He was moved to injured reserve over the weekend and hasn't played since Feb. 3, so he won't be eligible to return on Tuesday and Thursday. Kronwall has five assists in 30 appearances this season.
Feb 6 - 1:56 PM

Detroit placed Niklas Kronwall on injured reserve with a lower-body injury on Saturday.

The rough season for the veteran defender continues. He has but five points along with 44 hits and 46 blocks in 30 games thus far.
Feb 4 - 2:00 PM

Niklas Kronwall will be in the lineup against the Rangers on Sunday afternoon.

He is on the roster sheet for the contest which starts at 12:30 pm EST. Kronwall had missed the Red Wings' last eight games due to a groin injury. If you need Kronwall, make sure you have him active early as the game is a matinee.
Jan 22 - 10:22 AM

Niklas Kronwall (groin) won't be back Friday night.

It will be Kronwall's eighth straight game on the sidelines. The silver lining is that Kronwall is probable for Sunday's contest.
Jan 20 - 12:58 PM

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D1Mike Green
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3Trevor Daley
4Xavier Ouellet
5Jonathan Ericsson
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