News: Kronwall has opted to go back to Sweden and play with his home club, Djurgardens IF Stockholm, rather than spend another season in the AHL, the Calgary Herald reports.
Analysis: The move was done with the Flames' blessing. Kronwall has been bypassed by T.J. Brodie in their blue line pecking order.
News: Kronwall has been bypassed by rookie T.J. Brodie in the Flames' practices so far, the Calgary Herald reports.
Analysis: Kronwall is on a one-way contract, meaning that he'd either need to clear waivers to get sent down or get traded or claimed.
News: The Calgary Herald reports that Flames D Staffan Kronwall has re-joined the team after completing a two-week conditioning stint in the AHL.
Analysis: The 27-year-old Kronwall has just six points this season and is pretty much just a low-pairing defenseman with minimal Fantasy value.
News: The Flames have assigned D Staffan Kronwall to the AHL on a conditioning stint.
Analysis: The 27-year-old has just six points this season and is pretty much just a low-pairing defenseman with minimal Fantasy value.
News: Flames D Staffan Kronwall, the club's seventh defenseman who is playing because of the injury to Cory Sarich, scored the game-winning goal Tuesday against Montreal. It's his first career NHL tally. Tied at 3 entering the third, the deciding goal came at 2:16 when Kronwall's slapshot deflected off the stick of a Canadiens defenseman and past goaltender Jaroslav Halak. "I'm taking it one game at a time, I'm trying to improve. As long as the team keeps improving and I'm improving, we're all happy," said Kronwall, 26, whose only NHL experience entering this season was 55 games spread across three seasons with the Toronto Maple Leafs and Washington Capitals.
Analysis: The deciding goal was originally credited to Nystrom, prompting the throwing of 20-30 hats onto the Pengrowth Saddledome ice. Although the goal wasn't changed until after the game, Nystrom knew he hadn't scored it. "My stick was right there, but it hit the guy's stick right in front of me and got a great bounce," Nystrom said. "That was good for our line. We got a lot of good bounces but we were working very hard and when you do that sometimes you get the bounces and tonight was one of those nights and you can't complain about that." Kronwall signed with Calgary in the offseason pretty much as organizational depth. His two-point night might keep him in the lineup for a few more games, but we don't expect his hot streak to last. Kronwall still has minimal Fantasy appeal.
News: The Flames signed free agent defenseman Staffan Kronwall to a contract Tuesday. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.
Analysis: Kronwall split the 2008-09 season between the Washington and Toronto organizations. He appeared in just three NHL games with the Capitals after being claimed off waivers in February. Kronwall is a decent puck-moving defenseman, but he is merely organizational depth and can be ignored in Fantasy.
News: The Capitals assigned D Staffan Kronwall to Hershey of the AHL Wednesday.
Analysis: Kronwall was claimed off waivers from Toronto in early February, but made just three appearances with Washington before his demotion. He is nothing more than organizational depth and can be ignored in Fantasy.
News: The Washington Capitals recalled defensemen Karl Alzner from Hershey of the American Hockey League on Friday and claimed Staffan Kronwall off waivers from the Toronto Maple Leafs organization.
Analysis: Kronwall has played in 52 games over two seasons with the Maple Leafs, but he had spent all of this season with the AHL Toronto Marlies. Kronwall will provide Washington with some depth along the blue line, but is not worth the time in Fantasy just yet.
News: Maples Leafs RW Mark Bell, LW Boyd Devereaux and D Staffan Kronwall have all cleared waivers and will start the season with the Toronto Marlies (AHL).
Analysis: Bell has 20-goal potential, but now finds himself useless in Fantasy play as he has no NHL job. Devereaux and Kronwall can continue to be ignored.
News: The Toronto Maple Leafs announced Thursday that D Staffan Kronwall has been recalled from the Toronto Marlies of the AHL.
Analysis: Leafs GM Cliff Fletcher said earlier this week he wasn't going to make any more call-ups, but so much for that statement. When active in the pros, Kronwall has little to no Fantasy value.
News: D Staffan Kronwall, recalled from the AHL Toronto Marlies on Monday, played in his first NHL game of the season against Montreal Tuesday. When D Pavel Kubina went down because of unspecified MCL damage in his right knee, the club summoned D Staffan Kronwall. It was thought D Anton Stralman was a possibility after playing seven games while Brian McCabe was out. But he had no points and Maurice conceded the team used Stralman first in part because they were interested in seeing what the rookie looked like in an NHL rink.
Analysis: When active in the pros, Kronwall has little to no Fantasy value. "Kronnie has played well since camp," Maurice said. "He's earned this chance."
News:The Sports Xchange reports Maple Leafs D Staffan Kronwall was returned to the AHL Toronto Marlies on Friday. He was recalled on Wednesday and never took the ice for Toronto.
Analysis: Ignore Kronwall in all Fantasy formats while he is down in the minors. When active in the pros, he has little to no Fantasy value.
News: The Toronto Maple Leafs recalled Staffan Kronwall from Toronto of the AHL on Wednesday. "I didn't feel really comfortable with the Marlies," said Kronwall. "I'm glad to be back with the Leafs."
Analysis: Staffan Kronwall, whose older brother, Niklas, plays for the Detroit Red Wings, had turned his phone off. General manager John Ferguson left a message with the 25-year-old Swede's building concierge and he got it when he took his wife's Shih Tzu, Ernie, for a morning walk. Despite the call, he warrants very little Fantasy consideration at this time.
News:The Sports Xchange notes: Perhaps D Anton Stralman forced the Leafs' hand after all. The club demoted fellow Swedish D Staffan Kronwall on Thursday after Stralman had made noises all summer that he would prefer going back to his homeland rather than toil on the farm with the AHL Toronto Marlies.
Analysis: Kronwall is a prospect who will likely spend most of his time with Toronto of the AHL if he doesn't return to Sweden, which makes him someone to gloss over in most Fantasy formats with deep reserves.
News: The Toronto Maple Leafs have re-signed C Nikolai Antropov to a two-year contract and D Staffan Kronwall to a one-year deal.
Analysis: While Kronwall is a prospect who will likely spend most of his time with Toronto of the AHL, Antropov really emerged as a solid Fantasy player at times with the Leafs. He is worth a look late on Draft Day.
News: Kronwall (ankle) is working his way back from an ankle injury, but he did not play any games in the NHL in 2006-07. He managed two goals and 14 points in 44 games on what was initially referred to as a conditioning assignment.
Analysis: Kronwall will compete for a roster spot in training camp, but he is not someone to consider on Draft Day 2007.
News: The Toronto Sun reports Staffan Kronwall (ankle) has been sent to the Toronto Marlies of the AHL for a conditioning assignment.
Analysis: Kronwall will find the shifts few and far between when he is able to return. Avoid him in all Fantasy leagues.
News: The Toronto Sun reports Staffan Kronwall (ankle) practiced on Sunday, which was the first time since injuring himself in a preseason game on Sept. 20. "I stayed out there for the full practice, so it's a good sign," said Kronwall.
Analysis: Kronwall still has no timetable for his return, so keep him reserved in all larger Fantasy leagues until he can officially prove his health.
News: The Toronto Sun reports Staffan Kronwall (ankle) will begin the season on injured reserve due to an ankle injury. He is expected to be sidelined at least one week.
Analysis: Keep Kronwall reserved for Fantasy Week 1 (Oct. 4-8) in all larger leagues if you have healthier alternatives.
News: The Toronto Sun reports Staffan Kronwall is nuring a sprained ankle. He was injured after slamming into the boards hard during a preseason game against the Canadiens last Friday.
Analysis: As long as Hal Gill, Tomas Kaberle, Pavel Kubina and Bryan McCabe are healthy, Kronwall will not see a whole lot of ice time. He is only worth using in larger Fantasy leagues at this point.
News: Staffan Kronwall earned his first NHL point in 32 games on Tuesday against the Thrashers, picking up an assist.
Analysis: Kronwall has been a solid stay-at-home defenseman for the Leafs, but he remains more useful to his real team than a Fantasy squad.
News: Staffan Kronwall was scoreless with one shot on goal in 15:28 of ice time in Wednesday's game at Minnesota.
Analysis: Kronwall has gone scoreless in nine straight games since returning from a knee injury. In fact, Kronwall's name has not appeared on the scoresheet in 22 games this season, making him useless from a Fantasy perspective.