Niklas Kronwall D DET 5 Days

Kronwall dished out a pair of helpers and skated to a plus-2 in Saturday's impressive road win over the Predators.

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.

Niklas Kronwall D DET 10 Days

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.

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 Kronwall is a very productive d-man capable of giving fantasy rosters that extra bump needed to make a run for a championship.

Niklas Kronwall D DET 12 Days

Kronwall scored the overtime-winner and had an assist Saturday against Dallas.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.

Niklas Kronwall D DET 22 Days

Kronwall contributed an assist, but took a minus-3 rating in Wednesday's 4-1 loss to the Penguins.The minus-3 is the worst rating 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.

Niklas Kronwall D DET 2 Months

Kronwall assisted on a pair of goals in Saturday's 5-2 victory over the Predators.

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.

Niklas Kronwall D DET 2 Months

Kronwall tallied a power-play assist in Tuesday's win over the Oilers.

That gives 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.

Niklas Kronwall D DET 2 Months

Kronwall registered two assists in Saturday's 3-2 overtime victory over the Senators.

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.

Niklas Kronwall D DET 2 Months

Kronwall (upper body) is active for Saturday's game against the Senators, Ansar Khan of reports.

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.

Niklas Kronwall D DET 2 Months

Kronwall (upper body) will be a game-time decision for Saturday's game against the Senators,'s Ansar Khan reports.

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.

Niklas Kronwall D DET 2 Months

Kronwall (upper body) will suit up for Saturday's game against the Senators,'s Ansar Khan reports.

After 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.