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Position
D
 
Jersey
55
Name  Niklas Kronwall
Born  1/12/1981
Height  6-0
Weight  190
Shoots  L
4/13/2014 12:06:00 PM
Description: Detroit defenseman Niklas Kronwall won't be available for Sunday's game versus St. Louis. SOURCE: Helene St. James, Detroit Free Press
Insight: He's resting along with teammates Johan Franzen, Daniel Alfredsson and Danny DeKeyser. It's only Kronwall's third absence of the season. His 49 points this season are tenth-most among NHL defensemen.
 
4/5/2014 10:03:00 PM
Description: Red Wings defenseman Niklas Kronwall had a goal and an assist Saturday at Montreal.
Insight: Kronwall also took seven SOG. The 33-year-old defenseman's 48 points are the second-most of his career.
 
11/27/2013 11:03:00 PM
Description: Red Wings defenseman Niklas Kronwall has produced at least one point in four straight games.
Insight: Kronwall had a goal and one assist Wednesday against the Bruins, giving him three goals and 17 points in 24 games this season.
 
10/23/2013 6:22:00 PM
Description: Red Wings defenseman Niklas Kronwall (mouth) is expected to play Wednesday. He was spotted warming up, according to Darren Dreger of tsn.ca.
Insight: Kronwall is recovered from his concussion but he was downgraded to a game-time decision after taking a puck to the face at practice. He's posted six points (one goal, five assists) in eight games this season.
 
10/23/2013 1:38:00 PM
Description: Red Wings defenseman Niklas Kronwall will be a game-time call Wednesday against the Senators. SOURCE: Brian Hedger, NHL.com
Insight: Kronwall was downgraded to questionable after taking a puck to the face at practice. He's posted six points (one goal, five assists) in eight games this season.
 
10/21/2013 11:25:00 AM
Description: Detroit defenseman Niklas Kronwall (mild concussion) says he feels great and hopes to be back within a week, but won't be ready for Monday.
Insight: Kronwall took a massive hit from Colorado's Cody McLeod, who was ejected for the incident. The defenseman could practice as soon as Monday at the skate around.
 
10/20/2013 10:42:00 AM
Description: Detroit defenseman Niklas Kronwall (concussion) says he feels great and hopes to be back within a week, according to Helene St. James of the Detroit Free Press.
Insight: Kronwall left the ice on a stretcher Thursday after taking a massive hit from Colorado's Cody McLeod, who was ejected for the incident. However, he only suffered a minor concussion. The defenseman could practice as soon as Monday.
 
10/18/2013 4:34:00 PM
Description: Detroit defenseman Niklas Kronwall only suffered a "mild concussion" as well as cuts to his right ear Thurdsay, according to the Detroit Free Press.
Insight: Kronwall left the ice on a stretcher Thursday after taking a massive hit from Colorado's Cody McLeod, who was ejected for the incident. However, he has avoided a major head injury.
 
10/17/2013 9:57:00 PM
Description: Detroit defenseman Niklas Kronwall suffered a scary injury Thursday against the Avalanche. SOURCE: Ansar Khan, MLive.com
Insight: He left the ice on a stretcher after taking a massive hit from Colorado's Cody McLeod, who was ejected for the incident. If the injury is as bad as it looked, Kronwall could be out a while.
 
Hot3/5/2013 11:05:00 PM
Description: Red Wings defenseman Niklas Kronwall had the game-winning goal Tuesday against Colorado.
Insight: Kronwall has been on a roll recently with two goals and eight points over his last six games. His 18 points rank second among fantasy blueliners.
 
Hot2/24/2013 8:48:00 PM
Description: Red Wings defenseman Niklas Kronwall continued his recent scoring surge by collecting three points Sunday in a victory over Vancouver.
Insight: It's been quite a weekend for Kronwall. He's now put up six points in his past two games, giving him 16 points for the season. That total makes him the highest scoring defenseman in the National Hockey League.
 
2/23/2013 10:04:00 PM
Description: Detroit defenseman Niklas Kronwall had three points Saturday against the Predators.
Insight: Kronwall didn't have a point in his previous five games and was a minus-5 in that span. With a goal, two assists, three SOG and a plus-2 Saturday, Kronwall has two goals, 11 assists, 26 SOG and a minus-7 for the season. That's well ahead of last year's pace of 0.44 ppg.
 
2/9/2013 5:17:00 PM
Description: Detroit defenseman Niklas Kronwall scored his first goal of the season Saturday versus Edmonton. He finished with two SOG.
Insight: Kronwall has eight assists on the season but failed to score a goal on his first 16 SOG. While Detroit's defense isn't quite the same without Niklas Lidstrom, Kronwall is once again doing a good job at providing offense from the blue line.
 
11/16/2011 12:57:00 AM
Description: Niklas Kronwall left Tuesday's game against St. Louis in the second period after taking a hit from behind from Chris Stewart. mlive.com
Insight: Stewart received a five-minute major and game misconduct and also faces possible suspension. No word was provided on Kronwall's condition.
 
10/31/2011 3:42:00 PM
Description: The Detroit Red Wings have signed Niklas Kronwall to a seven-year contract worth $4.75 million. TSN
Insight: Kronwall is currently in the final year of his existing contract with the Wings. With Nicklas Lidstrom likely to retire soon, Kronwall will be counted on to anchor the Wings' blueline for many years.
 
4/13/2011 1:00:00 PM
Description: Niklas Kronwall is expected to be back in the Red Wings' lineup for Game 1 against Phoenix on Wednesday after missing the past five games with an upper-body injury. Detroit Free Press
Insight: Kronwall could be a solid sleeper in playoff pools if the Red Wings have a long playoff run again this season.
 
4/8/2011 11:19:00 AM
Description: Red Wings coach Mike Babcock said that Niklas Kronwall will miss the Red Wings' final two games of the season Friday and Sunday against Chicago. Yahoo Sports
Insight: Coach Babcock said that Kronwall will "absolutely" return for Game 1 of the playoffs, so this sounds more like a maintenance injury. Playoff poolies should be okay to include Kronwall in their draft lists.
 
4/2/2011 11:54:00 PM
Description: Niklas Kronwall missed Saturday's game against Nashville because of a sore shoulder. mlive.com
Insight: Kronwall's status for Sunday's game against Minnesota has to be in doubt. He could be another Wing just resting a nagging injury before the playoffs start.
 
3/13/2011 2:12:00 AM
Description: Niklas Kronwall scored a power-play goal and added two assists in the Red Wings' 5-3 win over St. Louis on Saturday. Yahoo Sports
Insight: Kronwall has managed to stay healthy for an entire season and has posted 34 points (11g-23a) in 69 games. Five of his 11 goals this season have been on the power play.
 
12/28/2010 9:00:00 AM
Description: Kronwall scored a goal and added an assist on Monday night against the Avalanche.
Insight: Kronwall has points in four of his last five games with a goal and five assists over that span. (RapidDraft.com)
 

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