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7 Niclas Wallin D
Height/Weight: 6-3/220 | Birthdate: 2/20/1975 | Birthplace: Boden, Sweden | Team: | College: | NHL Experience: 9 | Salary:   | Owned/Started%: 0/0

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6/27/2012

Niclas Wallin, D, SJ

Niclas Wallin

Former Sharks and Hurricanes Defenseman Wallin Likely To Retire

News: Niclas Wallin is likely to retire, Chip Alexander of the Raleigh News & Observer reports.
Analysis: Niclas Wallin suffered four concussions last season while playing in Sweden and is awaiting an MRI result before deciding his future. However, the 37-year-old has been advised by doctors to hang up the skates. During his 10 years in the NHL, Wallin totaled 79 points, but the defenseman will be most remembered for winning the Stanley Cup while playing for Carolina in 2006.

6/15/2011

Niclas Wallin, D, SJ

Niclas Wallin

Sharks' Wallin Bound For Swedish Elite League

News: Wallin intends on leaving the Sharks and the NHL to play in his home country of Sweden next season, CSNBayArea.com reports.
Analysis: Wallin reportedly signed a deal and is set to captain Lulea of the Swedish Elite League. The defender's NHL career was split between the Hurricanes and most recently, the Sharks, over the span of a decade. While he never topped 10 points in any given season with either of the aforementioned clubs, the shutdown defenseman was a member of Carolina's championship team in 2006.

5/9/2011

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Niclas Wallin

Sharks' Wallin A Liability In Game 5

News: Wallin was on the ice for all four goals that the Red Wings scored in Sunday's Game 5, the San Jose Mercury News reports.
Analysis: The pitiful performance caused Wallin to have a minus-3 rating in the game. If the Sharks wish to avoid another playoff collapse, it will be up to veterans like Wallin to play tighter defense in front of goalie Antti Niemi.

5/1/2011

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Niclas Wallin

Wallin Secures Win For Sharks

News: Wallin lit the lamp Sunday in Game 2, helping the Sharks to a 2-1 win, and 2-0 series advantage over Detroit.
Analysis: The Swedish defender was able to thread the puck through traffic and behind Detroit's Jimmy Howard for a rare score. He has extensive postseason experience (including a Stanley Cup win with Carolina in 2006), which figures to help the Sharks as they look to take full control of the series.

3/25/2011

Niclas Wallin, D, SJ

Niclas Wallin

Sharks' Wallin Returns To Game Ice

News: Wallin returned to the ice against the Kings on Thursday night after missing three games with an upper-body injury.
Analysis: Wallin logged 17-plus minutes of ice time in his return, some of them served on the penalty kill. He did not hit the stat sheet otherwise.

3/22/2011

Niclas Wallin, D, SJ

Niclas Wallin

Sharks' Wallin Takes The Ice Monday

News: Wallin, who was checked head-first into the boards last Tuesday, was at practice Monday, the San Jose Mercury News reports.
Analysis: Consider Wallin day-to-day heading into Wednesday's game against the Flames.

3/20/2011

Niclas Wallin, D, SJ

Niclas Wallin

Sharks' Wallin Day-To-Day

News: Wallin (upper body) missed Saturday's game against the Blues, the San Jose Mercury News reports.
Analysis: Wallin, who was checked headfirst into the boards Tuesday night in Dallas, is making progress though and is considered day-to-day.

3/19/2011

Niclas Wallin, D, SJ

Niclas Wallin

Sharks' Wallin Doubtful To Play Saturday

News: Wallin (upper body) is doubtful for Saturday's contest against the Blues, the San Jose Mercury News reports.
Analysis: Wallin was checked headfirst into the boards against the Stars on Tuesday, from which he apparently is still recovering.

3/17/2011

Niclas Wallin, D, SJ

Niclas Wallin

San Jose's Wallin Out Thursday

News: Wallin (upper body) won't play against Minnesota on Thursday, CSN Bay Area's Brodie Brazil reports.
Analysis: Wallin is considered day-to-day, so his absence might be a brief one. Consider him questionable for Saturday's game against St. Louis.

3/16/2011

Niclas Wallin, D, SJ

Niclas Wallin

Sharks' Wallin Leaves Tuesday's Game Early

News: Wallin left Tuesday's game after crashing headfirst into the boards following a hit from Stars forward Jamie Langenbrunner in the second period, the San Jose Mercury News reports.
Analysis: We'll update Wallin's status once we learn more details about this apparent injury, but for what it's worth, the defender reportedly was unable to return to the ice after the hit. Since he has a minus-4 rating with only seven points in 66 games, we don't expect this news to affect many fantasy owners.

12/15/2010

Niclas Wallin, D, SJ

Niclas Wallin

Sharks' Wallin Scores In Losing Effort

News: Wallin blasted a slap shot for a score in Wednesday's 3-2 loss to the Predators.
Analysis: Wallin, a defensive specialist, now has three goals this season, one shy of a career high.

12/7/2010

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Niclas Wallin

Sharks' Wallin Returns to Lineup

News: Wallin saw 11:19 of ice time and lit the lamp in his return from a leg injury Monday, in a 5-2 win over Detroit.
Analysis: Best viewed as a defensive specialist, Wallin has two goals for his only points in 21 games.

12/5/2010

Niclas Wallin, D, SJ

Niclas Wallin

Sharks' Wallin Should Be Back Monday

News: Wallin should be ready to return from a leg injury Monday in Detroit, the San Jose Mercury News reports.
Analysis: As a blueliner without offensive upside, Wallin's looming return won't have fantasy owners rushing to adjust their lineups.

12/4/2010

Niclas Wallin, D, SJ

Niclas Wallin

Sharks' Wallin Skates Friday, Not Yet Ready to Return

News: Wallin (leg) skated Friday, but is not as close to a return as fellow defenseman Jason Demers, who could come back as soon as Saturday, the San Jose Mercury News reports.
Analysis: Wallin provides defensive depth for the Sharks, but is way off the map from a fantasy hockey standpoint.

11/30/2010

Niclas Wallin, D, SJ

Niclas Wallin

Sharks' Wallin Out Tuesday

News: Wallin (leg) will not play in Tuesday's game against the Red Wings, CSN's Brodie Brazil reports.
Analysis: Wallin's absence will not do Antero Niittymaki any favors, but most fantasy owners will not notice his absence. Consider Wallin day-to-day.

11/27/2010

Niclas Wallin, D, SJ

Niclas Wallin

Sharks' Wallin: Leg Injury Looks Bad

News: Wallin left Saturday's game early in the first period after an awkward collision with Sam Gagner along the end boards. He couldn't put weight on his left leg.
Analysis: The Sharks requested a wheelchair so they could get him to the Oilers' medical center at Rexall Place, according to an update from CBC's Hockey Night in Canada broadcasters. His fantasy value isn't strong but he's an absolute rock on the blue line for the Sharks, a team that has struggled on the blue line. His loss would be potentially devastating to the Sharks and in particular, the teal's goalies.

11/21/2010

Niclas Wallin, D, SJ

Niclas Wallin

Sharks' Wallin Back in the Grind

News: Wallin (undisclosed) returned to action Saturday night against the Blue Jackets. The left-shooting defenseman saw 13:51 of ice time in the 3-0 loss.
Analysis: Wallin missed two games with the mystery ailment. He's a decent source of hits and an important member of the team's penalty kill, but not someone to follow in fantasy leagues as he lacks skill on offense.

11/18/2010

Niclas Wallin, D, SJ Sharks' Wallin Not Available Thursday

Niclas Wallin

Sharks' Wallin Not Available Thursday

News: Wallin (undisclosed) will not be in the lineup Thursday against Dallas, the San Jose Mercury News reports.
Analysis: Between this injury and a lack of upside with the disc, Wallin is safe to overlook in all fantasy leagues.

11/18/2010

Niclas Wallin, D, SJ

Niclas Wallin

Sharks' Wallin to Sit Out Wednesday

News: Wallin will not play in Wednesday's game against the Avalanche, CSN's Brodie Brazil reports.
Analysis: Wallin took a "maintenance day" Tuesday but was still expected to play Wednesday. However, it looks like he may be dealing with more than just simple bumps and bruises. Consider Wallin day-to-day for the time being.

10/31/2010

Niclas Wallin, D, SJ

Niclas Wallin

Sharks' Wallin Sinks Rare Goal

News: Wallin potted a goal in the Sharks' 5-2 win over Anaheim on Saturday. It was his first goal of the season.
Analysis: Better known for his shutdown work on Team Teal's blue line, Wallin has just 19 goals in 549 career games. Obviously those totals don't cut it in the number-hungry world of fantasy hockey.

10/19/2010

Niclas Wallin, D, SJ

Niclas Wallin

Sharks' Wallin Will See Familiar Faces Tuesday

News: Wallin, who has gone pointless in three games, will face the Hurricanes, his former team, on Tuesday night.
Analysis: Wallin won the coveted Stanley Cup trophy with Carolina in 2006. Based on his appearing in every Sharks game to date, Wallin seems to be holding up well following offseason ankle surgery. Still, he's a non-scorer who doesn't have a second of ice time on the man advantage. Avoid Wallin in fantasy pools.

9/21/2010

Niclas Wallin, D, SJ

Niclas Wallin

Shar's Wallin (Ankle) Back On Skates

News: Wallin skated for the first time since May on Saturday, after an infection following ankle surgery in July hampered his recovery, the San Jose Mercury News reports.
Analysis: Wallin still isn't up to full speed, but it's a good sign that he's back skating. His production warrants zero fantasy consideration, however.

5/9/2010

Niclas Wallin, D, SJ

Niclas Wallin

Wallin returns for deciding game

News: Sharks D Niclas Wallin was back in the lineup for Game 5 of their Western Conference semifinal series against the Red Wings on Saturday. He missed nine games after being injured during Game 1 of the Conference quarterfinals. Wallin finished at even with two hits in 17 shifts.
Analysis: Wallin totaled only seven points -- all assists -- in 70 games between San Jose and Carolina. Wallin is headed for free agency after the season, but wherever he lands he won't be a recommended Fantasy option as a defensive stopper heading into 2010-11.

4/29/2010

Niclas Wallin, D, SJ

Niclas Wallin

Wallin misses semifinals opener

News: Sharks D Niclas Wallin was scratched from Game 1 of the Western Conference semifinals against the Red Wings with an undisclosed injury. He played in only one game during the first round against Colorado.
Analysis: San Jose picked up Wallin late in the year for his defensive presence. He totaled only seven points -- all assists -- in 70 games between San Jose and Carolina. Wallin is headed for free agency after the season, but wherever he lands he won't be a recommended Fantasy option as a defensive stopper.

2/7/2010

Niclas Wallin, D, SJ

Niclas Wallin

Wallin traded to San Jose after all

News: The Sharks announced on Sunday the acquisition of defenseman Niclas Wallin and a fifth-round pick in the 2010 NHL draft in exchange for a second-round pick in 2010. "Niclas is a playoff-hardened, veteran player with lots of postseason experience and a Stanley Cup ring," Sharks GM Doug Wilson said. "Good, solid character players are hard to come by and we think he will complement our existing group very well. He has a history of playing his best when the games mean the most."
Analysis: It was just announced Friday that Wallin blocked a deal to San Jose, but something must have changed over the weekend. He won a Stanley Cup with Carolina in 2006 and will bring a great defensive presence to San Jose. Wallin is a stay-at-home defenseman, who has never surpassed 10 points in his previous eight seasons and has just five this campaign. He still has marginal Fantasy appeal.