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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 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

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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

Niklas Kronwall (groin) may return on Friday.

If he isn't back against Buffalo then he could play Sunday against the New York Rangers. Kronwall has been out of action since the Jan. 4 game because of a groin injury.
Jan 20 - 8:19 AM

Niklas Kronwall is dealing with a groin injury.

He isn't expected to play for at least two weeks. Kronwall has been limited to 25 games this season, but most of that was because of his ailing knee.
Jan 11 - 3:43 PM

Niklas Kronwall is day-to-day with a lower-body injury.

Kronwall isn't sure when he will be back on the ice. "I don't want to rule anything out. I also don't want to say too much and get my hopes up," he said. "We'll just take it day to day."
Jan 10 - 9:57 AM

The Red Wings placed Niklas Kronwall retroactive to Dec. 22nd on I/R on Thursday with a lower body injury.

He's already ruled out for the rest of their road trip, a span of four games. Detroit's next home game will be on Jan. 15th when they host Pittsburgh.
Jan 5 - 8:33 PM

Niklas Kronwall (lower body) will be sidelined for at least four games.

Kronwall was already ruled out for Thursday's contest, but he's unavailable for the rest of Detroit's road trip as well. After that he'll be re-evaluated by the team.
Jan 5 - 5:39 PM

Niklas Kronwall (lower body) won't be available on Thursday.

Kronwall sustained the injury during Wednesday's contest. He has three assists in 25 games this season.
Jan 5 - 3:21 PM

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4Luke Glendening
LW1Henrik Zetterberg
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4Steve Ott
RW1Thomas Vanek
2Gustav Nyquist
3Andreas Athanasiou
4Justin Abdelkader
5Riley Sheahan
6Johan Franzen
7Joe Vitale
D1Mike Green
2Danny DeKeyser
3Jonathan Ericsson
4Xavier Ouellet
5Brendan Smith
6Niklas Kronwall
7Ryan Sproul
8Nick Jensen
G1Petr Mrazek
2Jimmy Howard