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Frans Nielsen News

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Detroit Red Wings

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The Red Wings have signed Frans Nielsen to a six-year deal worth $31.5 million ($5.25M AAV).

Nielsen has flown under the radar for much of his NHL career, but has finally been rewarded with a huge deal in Detroit. He has averaged 20 goals and 39 assists per 82 games in his last three years with the Islanders and will fill the hole left by Pavel Datsyuk’s departure for the Red Wings. He is a solid two-way centre, who creates offence for his line mates while also helping out Detroit’s special teams on both the power play and penalty kill.

Source: Elliotte Friedman 07/2/16, 7:25 am EST

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The Isles also lost another key player when Frans Nielsen left the game in the third period with a lower-body injury. There was no immediate word on his availability for Game 6.

This would be a big loss for the Islanders. It is already going to be tough enough to win the next two games vs. the Penguins but to have to do it without your second line center makes it even more difficult. Nielsen has two assists through five games.

Source: Arthur Staple 05/10/13, 8:15 am EST

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