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51 Frans Nielsen C
Height/Weight: 6-1/180 | Birthdate: 4/24/1984 | Birthplace: Herning, Denmark | Team: New York Islanders | College: None | NHL Experience: 8 | Salary: $2,000,000 | Owned/Started%: 52/25 | Average Draft Position: 198.98
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3/13/2015

Frans Nielsen, C, NYI

Frans Nielsen

Isles' Nielsen Out Of Lineup Friday

News: Frans Nielsen will be out of the lineup Friday's game against the Senators, Arthur Staple of Newsday reports. Coach Jack Capuano is calling Nielsen's absence a "maintenance day." "He hasn't skated since Tuesday. He'll be back in here shortly," Capuano said. "But to me, just want to make sure we rest him appropriately. Today's a good time with back to back games."
Analysis: After seeing a three-game scoring streak come to an end in Tuesday's loss to the Rangers, Frans Nielsen will head to the press box, clearing the way for Michael Grabner to join the lineup. Look for Nielsen to return to action Saturday against the Canadiens, when the Islanders will be playing the second half of a back-to-back set.

3/10/2015

Frans Nielsen, C, NYI Isles' Nielsen Has Three-Game Point Streak

Frans Nielsen

Isles' Nielsen Has Three-Game Point Streak

News: After tallying a power-play goal in Monday's win over the Maple Leafs, Frans Nielsen is riding a three-game point streak.
Analysis: Frans Nielsen has fared well in a complementary role for the Isles this season, generating 12 goals, 39 points, and a plus-10 rating over 68 games. Unless John Tavares suffers a long-term injury, Nielsen isn't likely to see his value climb much higher than it already is, but his current level of production still has its usefulness in mid-sized or deeper formats.

2/24/2015

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Frans Nielsen

Isles' Nielsen Good To Go Tuesday

News: Frans Nielsen (ankle) will play Tuesday versus the Coyotes, according to Newsday's Arthur Staple.
Analysis: Frans Nielsen took part in the morning skate and didn't report any problems so he got the green light to play. He will likely center the second line.

2/24/2015

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Frans Nielsen

Isles' Nielsen On The Ice For Morning Skate

News: Frans Nielsen (ankle) is taking part in the Islanders morning skate Tuesday, according to the Newsday's Arthur Staple.
Analysis: While taking part in the morning skate is obviously an encouraging sign it doesn't mean that he will play Tuesday versus the Coyotes. The Isles are a depleted group right now with several injuries at forward and are likely to go with 11 forwards and seven defensemen should Frans Nielsen be out so the Isles will do everything they can to get him into the lineup.

2/23/2015

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Frans Nielsen

Isles' Nielsen To Be Evaluated Tuesday

News: Frans Nielsen (leg) will be evaluated Monday to determine the extent of his injury, according to Newsday.
Analysis: Frans Nielsen was forced to leave the game early Sunday after taking a hit but returned for the final period but apparently he's not out of the woods yet. The Islanders may be playing it safe in regards to this injury or there may be more going on here than meets the eye.

2/17/2015

Frans Nielsen, C, NYI Third Straight Two-Point Game For Isles' Nielsen

Frans Nielsen

Third Straight Two-Point Game For Isles' Nielsen

News: Frans Nielsen recorded his third consecutive two-point game Tuesday, rattling off a pair of assists and a plus-1 rating Tuesday in a win over the Hurricanes.
Analysis: That's two goals, four assists and a plus-4 rating in the last three games for the skilled two-way centerman. He's not likely to match last year's 58 points, but he'll still likely break 50, and with much-improved plus-minus. There's plenty of value there.

2/16/2015

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Frans Nielsen

Isles' Nielsen Grabs Two Points In Loss

News: Frans Nielsen tallied a goal and an assist in Monday's 6-5 loss to the Rangers.
Analysis: After 12 straight without a goal, Frans Nielsen has now potted one in consecutive games as he picked up his second straight two-point contest. His assist totals are about on pace from last season, but with just 11 goals through 57 games, the 30-year-old won't approach his career-high 58 points from a year ago.

2/15/2015

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Frans Nielsen

Isles' Nielsen Assists, Nabs Game-Winner Saturday

News: Frans Nielsen was credited with the game-winning goal and added an assist in Saturday's victory over the Blue Jackets.
Analysis: Frans Nielsen snapped a 12-game goal drought with his 10th marker of the season. The 30-year-old center has produced 31 points and a plus-5 rating over 56 games, relegating his interest to deeper formats at this juncture.

2/8/2015

Frans Nielsen, C, NYI

Frans Nielsen

Isles' Nielsen Active In Loss

News: Frans Nielsen gathered a power-play assist and attempted seven shots in Saturday's loss to the Bruins.
Analysis: The shot total exceeded Frans Nielsen's output from the previous five games combined (5). Nielsen has taken more of a distributor role for the Islanders and has generally fared well in that capacity, tallying 19 assists in 52 games. He's contributed six of those helpers in his last nine games.

1/18/2015

Frans Nielsen, C, NYI Isles' Nielsen Has Three-Game Point Streak

Frans Nielsen

Isles' Nielsen Has Three-Game Point Streak

News: Frans Nielsen gathered a power-play helper, attempted four shots and collected two PIM in Saturday's loss to the Canadiens.
Analysis: The forward has recorded a point in three straight games to keep him chugging along at more than a half-point-per-game pace for the season. His role as the center of a second line that includes Anders Lee and Ryan Strome should continue to give him decent value in deeper formats, but he doesn't seem likely to go off on any sort of overwhelming scoring surge.

1/13/2015

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Frans Nielsen

Isles' Nielsen Scores Shorthanded

News: Frans Nielsen scored his first shorthanded goal of the year -- his ninth of the year in all -- Tuesday in a win over the Rangers.
Analysis: That's four shorties in the last three years now for Frans Nielsen, who's also tallied a pair of assists with the Isles down a man this season. They lead the league in shorthanded goals with seven, and Nielsen's a big part of the reason for that.

12/31/2014

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Frans Nielsen

Isles' Nielsen Racks Up Three Points In Win

News: Frans Nielsen collected two goals and an assist in Wednesday's 5-2 win over the Jets.
Analysis: Frans Nielsen and linemate Ryan Strome are proving to be a serious scoring threat on the Isles' second line this season. Look for the duo's chemistry to improve even more as the season rolls on.

12/30/2014

Frans Nielsen, C, NYI

Frans Nielsen

Isles' Nielsen Gets PP Assist

News: Frans Nielsen recorded a power-play assist in Monday's overtime victory over the Capitals.
Analysis: Eight of Frans Nielsen's 18 points on the season have come on the man advantage. He retains a spot on the Isles' second line and is scoring at a half-point-per-game clip, which gives him some relevancy in deeper formats. He doesn't offer much production in the hits or PIM categories, however, which may ddop him down a peg when compared to the depth scorers on other teams.

12/7/2014

Frans Nielsen, C, NYI Isles' Nielsen Nabs Two Points

Frans Nielsen

Isles' Nielsen Nabs Two Points

News: Frans Nielsen nabbed two power-play points -- a goal and assist -- in Saturday's 6-4 loss to the Blues.
Analysis: Frans Nielsen has notched a total of four points over the last four games, allowing the Islanders' second line to remain productive. He doesn't offer much value in specialty formats due to his low hit totals, but with 16 points in 27 games, he'll provide some utility as a depth scorer in deeper leagues.

11/19/2014

Frans Nielsen, C, NYI

Frans Nielsen

Isles' Nielsen Helps Out On Two

News: Frans Nielsen assisted on two scores in Tuesday's 5-2 win over the Lightning.
Analysis: Since his Oct. 25 hat trick against the Stars, Frans Nielsen hasn't been much of a factor offensively, contributing a goal and three assists over his last 10 contests. The two-point game could spark his production, but Nielsen nonetheless seems poised to take a step back from last season's 58-point outburst. The emergence of young forwards Ryan Strome and Brock Nelson has already cut into his ice time thus far, as Nielsen is averaging about 1:40 less of action than he enjoyed in 2013-14.

11/8/2014

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Frans Nielsen

Isles' Nielsen Lone Goal-Scorer In Win

News: Frans Nielsen was the lone goal-scorer in Saturday's win over the Coyotes.
Analysis: The goal was Frans Nielsen's first point in six games and his ninth point in 14 games on the season. With five goals already on the year, Neilsen is likely in for another 25-goal season as the Islanders' second-line center. The 30-year-old is a good secondary scorer, but had never posted more than 50 points in a season before his breakout 58-point campaign in 2013-14.

10/25/2014

Frans Nielsen, C, NYI Isles' Nielsen Proving Last Year No Fluke

Frans Nielsen

Isles' Nielsen Proving Last Year No Fluke

News: Frans Nielsen scored a natural hat trick in the Islanders' 7-5 over the Stars on Saturday night.
Analysis: He now has eight points, including four goals, in his last seven games. He's coming off a 58-point career year and doesn't appear to be slowing down. This dazzling Dane is a great roll right now.

10/22/2014

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Frans Nielsen

Isles' Nielsen Notches Assist In Loss

News: Frans Nielsen gathered his fourth assist of the season in Tuesday's loss to the Maple Leafs.
Analysis: Frans Nielsen is still in search of his first goal of the season after potting 25 in 2013-14, but he's at least been a productive facilitator on the Isles' third line. Don't expect him to provide much value in the non-scoring categories, as he's never been an especially prolific hitter or shot blocker on defense.

4/11/2014

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Frans Nielsen

Nielsen Active In Isles' Win

News: Frans Nielsen assisted on both Islanders' goals in Friday's shootout win over New Jersey, giving him a career-best 56 points on the season.
Analysis: Frans Nielsen has been one of the league's more quietly productive players this campaign with 25 goals and 56 total points on a team that has struggled offensively. He's benefited from the extra ice time he's seen with John Tavares out of the lineup, but he was also putting up solid numbers when Tavares was playing.

3/29/2014

Frans Nielsen, C, NYI Nielsen Leads Isles To Win

Frans Nielsen

Nielsen Leads Isles To Win

News: Frans Nielsen scored in regulation and in the shootout to lift the Islanders to a 2-1 win over the Devils on Saturday night. He has nine points, including five goals, in his last 10 games.
Analysis: He almost scored a shortie in the second, but was stymied by Cory Schneider. He now has 23 goals and 52 points, both of which are new career marks. He's not quite having an Alex Steen season, but it's close. Take advantage.

3/14/2014

Frans Nielsen, C, NYI Isles' Nielsen Continuing Strong Play

Frans Nielsen

Isles' Nielsen Continuing Strong Play

News: Frans Nielsen posted a goal and an assist for the second-consecutive game, factoring into two goals in Friday's loss to San Jose.
Analysis: Frans Nielsen is the team's top offensive weapon with John Tavares on the shelf and he's in the midst of a career season that has already seen him hit 20 goals. The Islanders need to get goals from somewhere.

3/10/2014

Frans Nielsen, C, NYI

Frans Nielsen

Islanders' Nielsen Tallies Two Points

News: Frans Nielsen scored a goal and added an assist against the Canucks on Monday.
Analysis: It was his 20th goal, the first time in his career he's reached that mark. Frans Nielsen also has 46 points now, just one off his career high.

3/2/2014

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Frans Nielsen

Isles' Nielsen Activated Off IR

News: Frans Nielsen (hand) was activated off of IR on Sunday, according to Newsday.
Analysis: Frans Nielsen played just over 20 minutes and had an assist in the Islanders 5-3 loss to Florida on Sunday. It seems that no matter what happens with Thomas Vanek he will remain the second line center for the Isles as his name is not being mentioned in trade rumors.

2/28/2014

Frans Nielsen, C, NYI

Frans Nielsen

Nielsen Practices With Isles

News: Frans Nielsen (hand) practiced with the Islanders on Friday, according to Newsday.
Analysis: Frans Nielsen is still unlikely to play Saturday but could return Sunday. Although John Tavares is out for the season, Nielsen is still likely to center the second line with Josh Bailey and Cal Clutterbuck.

2/23/2014

Frans Nielsen, C, NYI

Frans Nielsen

Isles Formally Place Nielsen On IR

News: Frans Nielsen (hand) was officially placed on IR Sunday, according to Newsday.
Analysis: The move was made retroactive to Feb. 8 and Frans Nielsen is only expected to miss another 7-10 days of action. With the loss of John Tavares for the season Nielsen could be the Isles top line center, not that it would matter much with Tavares out and Thomas Vanek soon to be traded.