Niklas Kronwall has announced his retirement from the NHL.
Kronwall wraps up his career with 432 points (83G / 349A) and 1081 hits in 953 career games with the Red Wings. Kronwall was known for his decimating hits but also had three seasons with 40-plus points, including a 51-point campaign in 2009. The 38-year-old was a Stanley Cup Champion in 2008.
Kronwall (undisclosed) will make his season debut on Thursday.
Kronwall missed the first three games of the season but will draw in for Dennis Cholowski (upper-body) tomorrow vs. the Maple Leafs. Kronwall will likely be limited to third pair minutes with some power-play time in his first game back.
Kronwall (undisclosed) will not play Monday in Anaheim.
Kronwall did not travel to California, so he will mis this third straight game to start the season. The Red Wings will continue to play three rookies on their blueline with Kronwall, Jonathan Ericsson, Mike Green and Trevor Daley all out.
Kronwall (undisclosed) is expected to play on Sunday or Monday.
Kronwall was often given one game of a back-to-back off last year, so it is not surprising to see him returning from injury in just one of the Red Wings’ games in California. He will likely replace one of the three rookies that played on Thursday.
Source: Ansar Khan 10/5/18, 12:30 pm EST
Kronwall (groin) is on the ice for warmups; will make his season debut on Thursday.
Kronwall missed the first three games of the season with a groin injury that he suffered during the offseason. Kronwall has had a really tough time with injuries during recent years, but he still plays big minutes at 5-on-5 and on the power-play, so he could have some sneaky fantasy value in deep, deep leagues while he is healthy.
Kronwall (groin) will not play in the Red Wings season opener.
Despite Kronwall saying that he felt like he would play tonight, Jeff Blashill told reporters otherwise. The veteran defenseman will sit out vs. the Wild and Xavier Ouellet will take his spot on the blueline. The injury also means that Trevor Daley is expected to see power-play time.
Kronwall (groin) is optimistic that he will play in the Red Wings’ season opener.
Kronwall was in and out of practice during training with a groin injury, but was back on the ice on Wednesday and said he thinks he will play on Thursday. Kronwall was paired with Mike Green in Wednesday’s session, but he is too injury prone at this point in his career to have any fantasy value.
Source: Ansar Khan 10/4/17, 10:06 am EST
Kronwall is expected to be back in the Red Wings' lineup on Tuesday.
Kronwall sat out last night's game for rest purposes, but he will draw back in tonight in the Red Wings' third game in three nights. Kronwall will replace Daniel Renouf, who was sent back to Grand Rapids (AHL) this afternoon.
Kronwall (rest/knee) is not expected to play on Monday.
The Red Wings have three games in three nights and Kronwall can’t play all three games, so he is expected to come out of the lineup tonight. Daniel Renouf has been recalled from Grand Rapids (AHL) to take Kronwall’s spot.
Source: Ansar Khan 03/27/17, 7:32 am EST
Kronwall (lower-body) will likely return to the lineup on Saturday.
Kronwall missed the last three games with a lower-body injury, but is expected to return tomorrow in Columbus. Kronwall will replace Jonathan Ericsson, who suffered a fractured wrist last night. The veteran defenseman has just five assists in 30 games this season.
Kronwall (knee) will miss at least the next two games.
Source: Ansar Khan 02/6/17, 7:56 am EST
Kronwall (lower-body) will not play on Saturday.
Kronwall (groin) will return to the Red Wings' lineup on Sunday.
Kronwall (lower-body) will not play on Thursday.
Kronwall (knee) missed Monday’s practice; will not play on Tuesday.
Kronwall has permanent damage to his knees, so he will likely come out of the lineup every so often to rest and rehab his knees. With Kronwall expected to come out, Ryan Sproul is expected to play on Tuesday.
Kronwall (knee) will make his season debut on Friday.
Kronwall has missed the first 11 games of the season with a debilitating knee injury, but will make his debut tonight vs. the Jets. Kronwall used to be a solid fantasy defenseman, but his injury concerns and advancing age limit his potential in 2016-17. He had 26 points (3G / 23A) in 64 games last year and will be featured on the Red Wings’ top power-play unit tonight.
Source: Ansar Khan 11/4/16, 8:18 am EST
The Red Wings have placed Niklas Kronwall (knee) on injured reserve.
Kronwall was not expected to be ready for the season opener, so his movement to IR was inevitable in order for them to keep a young defenseman up with the big club. The lingering knee issue could be a big problem for Kronwall in the long-run and as for the short-term, he remains without a timetable to return.
Kronwall (knee) skated with the team for the first time on Tuesday.
Kronwall had been limited to skating on his own throughout the start of training camp, but joined the Red Wings for their morning skate on Tuesday. Kronwall was forced to drop out of the World Cup of Hockey because of the knee injury and his availability for the Red Wings’ season opener remains up in the air. If he can’t go in Game No.1, look for Xavier Ouellet or Ryan Sproul to fill-in for him.
Source: Ansar Khan 10/4/16, 6:47 am EST
Kronwall (knee) hopes to play on Saturday.
Source: Ansar Khan 03/18/16, 9:17 am EST