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Frans Nielsen | Center

Team: New York Islanders
Age / DOB:  (30) / 4/24/1984
Ht / Wt:  6'1' / 190
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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. Mar 27 - 1:00 AM

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Frans Nielsen had an assist in a 4-1 loss to Chicago Tuesday night.

It was Nielsen's second straight game after missing Friday's contest because of a lower-body injury. He has 12 goals and 40 points in 71 contests in 2014-15.
Mar 18 - 9:37 AM

Frans Nielsen did not play on Friday due to a lower body injury.

Nielsen suffered the injury almost three weeks ago and was trying to play through it but the Islanders decided to shut him down on Friday and he could easily miss Saturday's contest as well. If Nielsen is unable to go then it is likely that Michael Grabner will stay in the lineup. Nielsen has 12 goals and 39 points this season with a plus-10 rating.
Mar 14 - 8:57 AM

Frans Nielsen will be scratched from Friday's tilt with the Ottawa Senators, and Michael Grabner will tag in in his place.

Grabner is expected to skate on the third line to the left of Ryan Strome and Nikolay Kulemin. It's been a trying season for the speedy winger Grabner, whose seeing just his 30th game of the season mostly due to injury. He has seven goals and a dozen points.
Mar 13 - 6:20 PM

Frans Nielsen will indeed play on Tuesday night against Arizona.

Originally seen as questionable due to a leg injury, Nielsen managed to take the morning skate and is slated to center the Islanders' second line between Michael Granber and Ryan Strome. Nielsen is having another strong season as an all-around player. He has 11 goals, 36 points, 44 hits, 65 blocks, and has won 48% of his faceoffs through 61 games thus far.
Source: NHL.com
Feb 24 - 6:34 PM

Frans Nielsen (leg) is questionable for Tuesday's game.

Nielsen sustained the injury on Sunday, although he was able to return before the conclusion of that contest. If he can't play, then the Islanders might dress seven defensemen and 11 forwards, which would likely lead to Brian Strait coming out of the press box.
Feb 23 - 2:07 PM

Frans Nielsen is expected to have his left leg evaluated on Monday.

Nielsen briefly left Sunday's contest due to the ailment. Islanders coach Jack Capuano cautioned though that this ailment might not be behind Nielsen. "We'll see how he is [Monday] before we decide what to do," Capuano said. Nielsen has 11 goals and 36 points in 61 contests this season.
Feb 23 - 11:16 AM

Frans Nielsen had a goal and an assist in a 6-5 loss to the Rangers on Monday.

Nielsen has six points in his last six games. That's brought him up to 11 goals and 33 points in 57 contests in 2014-15. Despite his recent hot streak, he's likely to come up well short of his 2013-14 totals of 25 goals and 58 points in 80 contests.
Feb 17 - 11:12 AM

Frans Nielsen will play in his 500th career NHL game on Sunday.

Nielsen leads all Danish players in games played and is having a nice season with nine goals and 28 points but it's not close to the 25 goal and 58 point effort of last season. Of course, he played on the top line in 2013-14 and is not doing so this season so that's a big reason for the decline. Congratulations to the 30-year-old on his accomplishment.
Feb 8 - 10:05 AM

Frans Nielsen scored a goal in the Islanders' 3-0 win over the Rangers on Tuesday.

Nielsen snapped a five-game point drought. He has nine goals and 22 points in 43 contests this season.
Jan 14 - 9:26 AM

Frans Nielsen scored two goals and collected an assist in the Islanders' 5-2 win over the Jets on Wednesday night.

Nielsen's first goal was as lucky as it gets, as Johnny Boychuk's stick exploded on a slapper but sent the puck directly to Nielsen on the backdoor anyway. It was essentially a first period empty net power play goal. His second goal though was on a sweet one-timer feed from Ryan Strome to give the Isles their second two-goal lead. Nielsen now has nine of his 21 points on the power play.
Wed, Dec 31, 2014 08:53:00 PM

Frans Nielsen has an assist in a 2-1 victory on Thursday.

Nielsen has five goals and nine assists in 26 contests in 2014-15. He'll have a tough time reaching his 2013-14 total of 58 points.
Fri, Dec 5, 2014 10:54:00 AM

Frans Nielsen’s goal was the difference-maker in the Islanders’ 1-0 win over the Coyotes on Saturday night.

Nielsen scored with 2:31 left in the third period, with assists going to Mikhail Grabovski and Thomas Hickey. The goal marked his first point in six games, and now gives him five on the year, with nine points. He figures to be a solid forward in fantasy leagues as someone who can get around 25 goals and 50 points.
Sat, Nov 8, 2014 11:15:00 PM

Frans Nielsen was awarded with the NHL's third star of the week on Monday.

He netted four goals and added an assist in three games for the Islanders. Nielsen posted a hat trick on Saturday night versus Dallas.
Source: NHL.com
Mon, Oct 27, 2014 06:35:00 PM

Frans Nielsen scored three times in the Islanders’ 7-5 win against the Stars on Saturday night.

Incredibly, Nielsen, with the help of the empty-netter, recorded his hat trick in the third period. He now has four goals and seven points in eight games this season, and should be able to score around 25 with 55-60 points by the time this campaign comes to a close. A trio of players registered a goal-assist performance: Lubomir Visnovsky, Brock Nelson and Nikolai Kulemin. Anders Lee rounded out the scoring. Mikhail Grabovski got two helpers. Good news for the Islanders: They score seven goals and John Tavares didn’t need to record a point, and in fact, had just one shot on goal.
Sat, Oct 25, 2014 10:14:00 PM

Depth Charts

All Positions
PosRoleName
C1John Tavares
2Mikhail Grabovski
3Frans Nielsen
4Ryan Strome
5Casey Cizikas
6Anders Lee
LW1Michael Grabner
2Matt Martin
3Brock Nelson
4Eric Boulton
RW1Kyle Okposo
2Josh Bailey
3Tyler Kennedy
4Nikolay Kulemin
5Cal Clutterbuck
6Colin McDonald
D1Lubomir Visnovsky
2Johnny Boychuk
3Nick Leddy
4Calvin De Haan
5Travis Hamonic
6Thomas Hickey
7Brian Strait
8Matt Donovan
G1Jaroslav Halak
2Michal Neuvirth