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Frans Nielsen | Center | #51

Team: New York Islanders
Age / DOB:  (31) / 4/24/1984
Ht / Wt:  6'1' / 188
Drafted: 2002 / Rd. 3 (87) / NYI
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Frans Nielsen is now the proud owner of a nice two-game goal scoring streak.
Nielsen popped in a pretty goal during Thursday's 2-1 win over the Sabers, and also contributed five shots with a block, a minor, and winning half his draws. Is there anything he can't do? Nielsen now has 14 goals and 25 points on the season. Thu, Dec 31, 2015 09:31:00 PM

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Frans Nielsen scored two goals in the 4-3 shootout win over the Flyers on Tuesday.

Nielsen now has 11 goals on the year, behind only Tavares for the team lead. He is on pace for 59 points this season, which would set a career high. The 31 year-old Danish forward seems to be finding his groove offensively.
Tue, Dec 8, 2015 10:05:00 PM

Frans Nielsen is on a three-game point streak.

Nielsen has been great so far with nine goals and 18 points in 24 games this season. That puts him on pace for roughly 61 points, which would represent a near best-case scenario for him, but still wouldn't be an unrealistic outcome.
Mon, Nov 30, 2015 05:52:00 AM

Frans Nielsen picked up two more nifty gems to seal New York's 4-1 win over Anaheim on Friday night.

The gems of course belong to his wingers Anders Lee and Josh Bailey who performed yeoman's work to create the beautiful and simple scoring opportunities. All Nielsen had to do was tap it in, twice. What's that saying, 80% of success is just showing up? Well, Nielsen and his fantasy owners now have seven goals and 12 points on the season.
Sat, Nov 14, 2015 01:01:00 AM

Frans Nielsen helped the New York Islanders secure a standings point in a 3-2 shootout loss to the New Jersey Devils.

Nielsen's shootout tally made it 2-2. He's absolutely on fire at the moment, with a four-game point streak (six in that span) and four goals in his last three games.
Sat, Oct 31, 2015 04:52:00 PM

Frans Nielsen posted his second and third goals of the season in the New York Islanders' 4-0 shutout victory over the visiting Calgary Flames Monday night.

The 31-year-old center now has three goals and seven points in nine games. Cal Clutterbuck (third) and Mikhail Grabovski (second) had the Isles' other goals. Nikolay Kulemin contributed his fourth and fifth assists of the season. Kyle Okposo also had a two-assist night and now has six on the season. The Isles were up 1-0 after Grabovski's goal in the second period and scored three more in the third.
Tue, Oct 27, 2015 12:08:00 AM

Frans Nielsen has a goal and five points in eight games this season.

Nielsen set a career-high in 2013-14 with 58 points, but he took a step back last season with 43. He'll probably end up somewhere between those two finishes in 2015-16, barring an injury. He might not be a star, but he's a valuable secondary scorer for the Islanders.
Mon, Oct 26, 2015 10:49:00 AM

Frans Nielsen said his previously injured ankle feels great.

He was bothered by the ailment for the last two months of the season. Nielsen contributed 14 goals and 43 points in 78 games last year.
Tue, Sep 8, 2015 03:17:00 PM

Frans Nielsen scored his first goal of the playoffs in the New York Islanders' series-losing, 2-1 loss to the Capitals in Washington Monday night.

The Isles disappointed themselves with only 11 shots on goal in this one. The anemic offense paved the way for the Caps to prevail and take the Eastern Conference First Round Series in the maximum seven games. Despite the dearth of offense in the game that mattered most, Nielsen gave the Isles a chance after he took a pass from Thomas Hickey and let go a soft wrist shot that found its way between Washington goalie Braden Holtby's skates to make it 1-1 in the third period. The Caps would win this game, though, on a goal by Evgeny Kuznetsov with 7:18 remaining in regulation time.
Mon, Apr 27, 2015 11:09:00 PM

Frans Nielsen (undisclosed) might be available for Game 1 of the first round.

Nielsen wasn't able to participate in the Islanders' last three regular season games, but he has been skating. "I feel pretty good out there, so I guess I'm going to test it out tomorrow, do some more battle drills and make sure it's all good," Nielsen said on Monday. Islanders coach Jack Capuano hasn't given odds on the chances of Nielsen returning.
Tue, Apr 14, 2015 11:24:00 AM

Frans Nielsen skated on Saturday morning before being scratched that day with an undisclosed injury.

Nielsen missed the final three games of the season with the injury. He is scheduled to return to the lineup for Game 1 against Washington. Nielsen had 14 goals and 43 points for the Islanders in 78 games this season.
Mon, Apr 13, 2015 08:29:00 AM

Frans Nielsen (undisclosed) isn't expected to play Tuesday.

He didn't travel with the team to Philadelphia. Ryan Strome is slated to play between Josh Bailey and Kyle Okposo as a result of Nielsen's absence. Consider Nielsen day-to-day for now.
Source: NHL.com
Tue, Apr 7, 2015 06:22:00 PM

Frans Nielsen (lower body) will take part in Thursday's game.

Nielsen was considered questionable after he left Wednesday's practice before its conclusion. He is projected to play alongside Josh Bailey and Kyle Okposo.
Thu, Apr 2, 2015 04:28:00 PM

Frans Nielsen couldn't complete Wednesday's practice due to a lower-body injury.

Nielsen is questionable for Thursday's contest as a result. He has 14 goals and 42 points in 76 contests in 2014-15.
Thu, Apr 2, 2015 11:22:00 AM

Frans Nielsen potted his 13th goal of the season in the Isles' 3-2 loss to Los Angeles on Thursday night.

Nielsen now has 13 goals and 28 assists for 41 points in 74 games this season. The 30-year-old is a +9 so far.
Fri, Mar 27, 2015 01:00:00 AM

Depth Charts

All Positions
PosRoleName
C1John Tavares
2Frans Nielsen
3Mikhail Grabovski
4Casey Cizikas
LW1Brock Nelson
2Anders Lee
3Nikolay Kulemin
4Matt Martin
5Eric Boulton
RW1Kyle Okposo
2Josh Bailey
3Ryan Strome
4Cal Clutterbuck
5Steve Bernier
D1Johnny Boychuk
2Nick Leddy
3Travis Hamonic
4Calvin de Haan
5Marek Zidlicky
6Thomas Hickey
7Brian Strait
8Scott Mayfield
9Adam Pelech
G1Jaroslav Halak
2Thomas Greiss
3Jean-Francois Berube