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55 Niklas Kronwall D
Height/Weight: 6-0/190 | Birthdate: 1/12/1981 | Birthplace: Stockholm, Sweden | Team: Detroit Red Wings | College: None | NHL Experience: 10 | Salary: $4,500,000 | Owned/Started%: 97/88 | Average Draft Position: 80.53
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4/28/2015

Niklas Kronwall, D, DET

Niklas Kronwall

Detroit's Kronwall Suspended For Game 7

News: Niklas Kronwall has been suspended for Wednesday's Game 7 against the Lightning.
Analysis: Niklas Kronwall had a hearing Tuesday with the NHL Department of Player Safety, who determined the blueliner recklessly charged the Lightning's Nikita Kucherov in Monday's Game 6. While he was able to escape a penalty on the hit and was able to remain in the game, Kronwall's absence from an elimination game is obviously a less preferable development for the Red Wings. With their top blueliner unavailable, look for coach Mike Babcock to turn to Jakub Kindl or Alexey Marchenko to step in on defense.

4/28/2015

Niklas Kronwall, D, DET

Niklas Kronwall

Red Wings' Kronwall To Have NHL Hearing

News: Niklas Kronwall will have an NHL hearing Tuesday afternoon for a possible illegal hit on Tampa Bay's Nikita Kucherov in Monday's Game 6, Ansar Khan of MLive.com reports.
Analysis: While Niklas Kronwall was not penalized for the hit during Monday's loss, it appeared to be a charge and/or an illegal hit to the head. The veteran blueliner will likely be fined at the very least, and there's also a chance he's suspended for Wednesday's Game 7. In such a scenario, Jakub Kindl or Alexey Marchenko would be candidates to join the Detroit lineup in Kronwall's place.

4/11/2015

Niklas Kronwall, D, DET

Niklas Kronwall

Detroit's Kronwall To Miss Saturday's Game

News: Niklas Kronwall (rest) will not play in Saturday's season finale against the Hurricanes, Ansar Khan of MLive.com reports.
Analysis: Jakub Kindl is likely to take Niklas Kronwall's spot in the lineup. The Red Wings already have clinched a playoff spot, so their top defenseman will get a day off to rest up for the playoffs.

4/10/2015

Niklas Kronwall, D, DET

Niklas Kronwall

Red Wings' Kronwall Earns Assist In Loss

News: Niklas Kronwall picked up an assist in Thursday's overtime loss to the Canadiens.
Analysis: Since missing the Red Wings' March 24 contest with a lower-body injury, Niklas Kronwall has a goal and three assists over nine games. That's not exactly excitement-worthy production, but that level of consistency has been his best attribute this season, as he's been able to avoid too many lengthy point droughts. All told, Kronwall has supplied nine goals and 44 points over 80 games, making him a top-20 scorer from the blue line.

3/26/2015

Niklas Kronwall, D, DET

Niklas Kronwall

Wings' Kronwall Set To Play Thursday

News: Niklas Kronwall (lower body) will return to the lineup Thursday against San Jose, MLive.com's Ansar Khan reports.
Analysis: Niklas Kronwall unexpectedly missed Tuesday's game with the injury, but it doesn't appear serious enough to keep him out a second contest. The Red Wings are in a bit of a tailspin at the moment and certainly need the offensive-minded blueliner back in their trenches.

3/25/2015

Niklas Kronwall, D, DET

Niklas Kronwall

Red Wings' Kronwall Could Play Thursday

News: Niklas Kronwall (lower body) could play Thursday against the Sharks, MLive.com's Ansar Khan reports.
Analysis: The Red Wings made Niklas Kronwall a surprising late scratch with the injury minutes before Tuesday's game against the Coyotes, but GM Ken Holland indicated Wednesday that the decision was made mostly for precautionary purposes. Kronwall is expected to skate Thursday morning, after which coach Mike Babcock and the team's brain trust should make a ruling on the blueliner's availability.

3/24/2015

Niklas Kronwall, D, DET

Niklas Kronwall

Red Wings' Kronwall A Late Scratch Tuesday

News: Niklas Kronwall was made a late scratch Tuesday due to a lower-body injury, MLive.com's Ansar Khan reports.
Analysis: There was no indication heading into the contest that Niklas Kronwall was nursing any sort of injury, and his absence Tuesday wasn't announced until minutes before the puck dropped. Until the Red Wings provide more information on the extent of the injury, the team's top scoring blueliner should be viewed as day-to-day. Jakub Kindl will replace him in Tuesday's lineup.

3/10/2015

Niklas Kronwall, D, DET

Niklas Kronwall

Wings' Kronwall Lights Lamp

News: Niklas Kronwall found twine Monday in a 5-2 win over the Oilers.
Analysis: Niklas Kronwall is about on pace with last swason's 49-point performance, with eight goals and 30 assists in 65 games. He's one of the more reliable and durable fantasy defenseman in the league and should perform well down the stretch.

3/1/2015

Niklas Kronwall, D, DET

Niklas Kronwall

Two Assists For Wings' Kronwall

News: Niklas Kronwall dished out a pair of helpers and skated to a plus-2 in Saturday's impressive road win over the Predators.
Analysis: Niklas Kronwall picked up secondary assists on Alexei Marchenko's game-tying goal and Tomas Tatar's game-winner in the third period, giving him 37 points on the season. Owners would love to see more in terms of goals (seven) and SOG, as Kronwall barely manages to put one puck on net per game with 69 SOG in 61 contests. At the end of the day, though, the 34-year-old Swede is the top dog on the Wings' blue line and sits 16th in scoring among NHL d-men, making him a valuable commodity in all leagues.

2/24/2015

Niklas Kronwall, D, DET Wings' Kronwall Sets Up Two Monday

Niklas Kronwall

Wings' Kronwall Sets Up Two Monday

News: Niklas Kronwall set up a pair of goals in Monday's 4-3 loss to the Ducks, giving him seven points in the last seven contests.
Analysis: Detroit's best blueliner has been as-advertised this year, scoring at a rate of 0.6 points per game with 35 in 58 games. It's probably a stretch to suggest he'll beat his career best of 51 set in 2008-09 -- especially since his shooting percentage (10.6) is over three points high than his average of 7.2 -- but Niklas Kronwall is a very productive d-man capable of giving fantasy rosters that extra bump needed to make a run for a championship.

2/22/2015

Niklas Kronwall, D, DET

Niklas Kronwall

Wings' Kronwall Shoots Down Stars In Overtime

News: Niklas Kronwall scored the overtime-winner and had an assist Saturday against Dallas.
Analysis: Niklas Kronwall's steady production continues, as he's now got seven goals and 33 points in 57 games on the season. He averages a whopping 23:40 of ice time per game and plays a key role for a Detroit team that has suffered just three regulation losses in their last 15 games.

2/12/2015

Niklas Kronwall, D, DET

Niklas Kronwall

Wings' Kronwall Earns Assist Wednesday

News: Niklas Kronwall contributed an assist, but took a minus-3 rating in Wednesday's 4-1 loss to the Penguins.
Analysis: The minus-3 is the worst rating Niklas Kronwall has taken all season, which is probably more of a testament to the Red Wings' ability to avoid blowout losses. As was expected heading into the season, Kronwall leads all Detroit blueliners with 30 points, including assists in three of his last four games. He's been unable to find the net since Dec. 13, however, with a sharp decline in shot attempts the primary culprit. He's put just 23 shots on net since that date, covering 22 games.

1/18/2015

Niklas Kronwall, D, DET

Niklas Kronwall

Wings' Kronwall Records Two Points

News: Niklas Kronwall assisted on a pair of goals in Saturday's 5-2 victory over the Predators.
Analysis: The two assists snapped a four-game scoreless streak for the blue-liner. The 34-year-old defender should end up close to his 49-point output from last season, as he remains in the top tier of fantasy defenseman.

1/7/2015

Niklas Kronwall, D, DET

Niklas Kronwall

Assists Piling Up For Wings' Kronwall

News: Niklas Kronwall tallied a power-play assist in Tuesday's win over the Oilers.
Analysis: That gives Niklas Kronwall five helpers over his last five games, boosting his point total to 23 for the season. The 33-year-old remains on track for the third 40-point season of his career.

12/28/2014

Niklas Kronwall, D, DET

Niklas Kronwall

Wings' Kronwall Assists Twice In OT Win

News: Niklas Kronwall registered two assists in Saturday's 3-2 overtime victory over the Senators.
Analysis: Niklas Kronwall was a setup man on both of the Red Wings' regulation goals, showing that the upper-body ailment that threatened his availability for Saturday's game is nothing to fret over. The points were the first in four games for the blueliner, who has noticed his production tail off since the start of December.

12/27/2014

Niklas Kronwall, D, DET

Niklas Kronwall

Wings' Kronwall Active Saturday

News: Niklas Kronwall (upper body) is active for Saturday's game against the Senators, Ansar Khan of MLive.com reports.
Analysis: Niklas Kronwall was forced from Tuesday's game with the upper-body injury but made it through morning skate without issue and was thus given the green light to play against Ottawa.

12/27/2014

Niklas Kronwall, D, DET

Niklas Kronwall

Detroit's Kronwall Officially A Game-Time Decision

News: Niklas Kronwall (upper body) will be a game-time decision for Saturday's game against the Senators, MLive.com's Ansar Khan reports.
Analysis: Niklas Kronwall was a full participant at morning skate and it appears more likely than not that he will play Saturday, but he did note that he still needs final clearance from the team doctor before taking to the ice. Expect his status to be verified when the Red Wings take their pregame warmup a half hour prior to Saturday's game.

12/27/2014

Niklas Kronwall, D, DET

Niklas Kronwall

Wings' Kronwall To Play Saturday

News: Niklas Kronwall (upper body) will suit up for Saturday's game against the Senators, MLive.com's Ansar Khan reports.
Analysis: After Niklas Kronwall exited Tuesday's game early with the upper-body injury, the recently completed three-day holiday break appears to have afforded him enough time to recover from the ailment. He was a full participant in the Red Wings' gameday skate Saturday, assuming his usual spot on the top pairing with Jonathan Ericsson. Fantasy owners should feel comfortable about reinserting Kronwall into their lineups.

12/23/2014

Niklas Kronwall, D, DET

Niklas Kronwall

Red Wings' Kronwall (Upper Body) Day-To-Day

News: Niklas Kronwall (upper body) is listed as day-to-day after leaving Tuesday's game against the Sabres early, Brendan Savage of MLive Media Group reports.
Analysis: After the game general manager Ken Holland said he's hopeful that Niklas Kronwall will be able to take advantage of the added rest of the Christmas break and ultimately play against the Senators on Saturday. The 33-year-old came into Tuesday having played in 34 games with a combined total of 18 points.

12/23/2014

Niklas Kronwall, D, DET

Niklas Kronwall

Wings' Kronwall Suffers Upper-Body Injury

News: Niklas Kronwall left Tuesday's game against the Sabres with an upper-body injury and will not return.
Analysis: Niklas Kronwall suffered the injury after taking a hit deep in the Wings' zone during the second period. The team likely won't have further word on the extent of the injury until after the game. If the injury ends up just being a day-to-day concern, the upcoming three-day break in the NHL schedule could potentially allow Kronwall enough time to heal up before Detroit's next game Saturday.

12/13/2014

Niklas Kronwall, D, DET

Niklas Kronwall

Kronwall Gets Wings' Only Goal Saturday

News: Niklas Kronwall scored Detroit's only goal in a 4-1 loss to Toronto on Saturday night. It came on the power play.
Analysis: It was his fifth of the season and 18th point in 31 games. But it was just his first power-play goal of the year after he potted five of his eight last season while playing with the man advantage.

11/29/2014

Niklas Kronwall, D, DET

Niklas Kronwall

Wings' Kronwall Sets Up Two Goals Friday

News: Niklas Kronwall contributed a pair of helpers in Friday's win over the Devils.
Analysis: That's 15 points (three goals) in 23 games for Niklas Kronwall, who once again is doing a tremendous job at managing the blue line in Detroit. The power-play quarterback is a massive workhorse who is on track for the second 50-point season of his NHL career. You know what to do.

11/9/2014

Niklas Kronwall, D, DET

Niklas Kronwall

Wings' Kronwall Assists On Two In Loss

News: Niklas Kronwall dished out two assists in Sunday's 4-3 shootout loss to the Lightning.
Analysis: It was the second straight two point game for Niklas Kronwall, bringing him to nine assists and 12 points on the year. He dished it out 41 times last season, and could push 40 points from the blue line this year.

11/8/2014

Niklas Kronwall, D, DET Wings' Kronwall Nets Third Of Season

Niklas Kronwall

Wings' Kronwall Nets Third Of Season

News: Niklas Kronwall scored his third goal of the season and added an assist in Friday's win over New Jersey.
Analysis: Niklas Kronwall is up to 10 points in 14 games this season to go with a minus-2 rating. He logs heavy minutes in Detroit and has recorded almost half of his points on the power play, where he lines up alongside Pavel Datsyuk and Henrik Zetterberg. Keep him rolling.

11/1/2014

Niklas Kronwall, D, DET

Niklas Kronwall

Wings' Kronwall Bags Two Assists In Win

News: Niklas Kronwall dished out a pair of helpers in Friday's win over the Kings.
Analysis: The 33-year-old now has eight points (two goals) in 10 games, to go with a minus-1 rating. Counted on as a heavy minute-muncher in Detroit, Niklas Kronwall could come close to duplicating the success of the eight-goal, 49-point season he put up in 2013-14.