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Frans Nielsen | Center

Team: New York Islanders
Age / DOB:  (31) / 4/24/1984
Ht / Wt:  6'1' / 190
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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. Sep 8 - 3:17 PM

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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.
Apr 27 - 11:09 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.
Apr 14 - 11:24 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.
Apr 13 - 8:29 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.
Apr 7 - 6:22 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.
Apr 2 - 4:28 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.
Apr 2 - 11:22 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.
Mar 27 - 1:00 AM

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.
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

Depth Charts

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