Niklas Kronwall D DET 2 Months

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

Niklas Kronwall D DET 2 Months

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.

After the game general manager Ken Holland said he's hopeful that 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.

Niklas Kronwall D DET 2 Months

Kronwall left Tuesday's game against the Sabres with an upper-body injury and will not return.

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.

Niklas Kronwall D DET 3 Months

Kronwall scored Detroit's only goal in a 4-1 loss to Toronto on Saturday night. It came on the power play.

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.

Niklas Kronwall D DET 3 Months

Kronwall contributed a pair of helpers in Friday's win over the Devils.

That's 15 points (three goals) in 23 games for Kronwall, who once again is doing a tremendous job at managing the blueline 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.

Niklas Kronwall D DET 4 Months

Kronwall dished out two assists in Sunday's 4-3 shootout loss to the Lightning.

It was the second straight two point game for 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.

Niklas Kronwall D DET 4 Months

Kronwall scored his third goal of the season and added an assist in Friday's win over New Jersey.

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.

Niklas Kronwall D DET 4 Months

Kronwall dished out a pair of helpers in Friday's win over the Kings.

The 33-year-old now has eight points (two goals) in 10 games, to go with a minus-1 rating. Counted on a heavy minute-muncher in Detroit, Kronwall could come close to duplicating the success of the eight-goal, 49 point season he put up in 2013-14.

Niklas Kronwall D DET 4 Months

Kronwall blew up for two goals, an assist, two PIM and a plus-3 rating in Thursday's comeback win over the Penguins.

Henrik Zetterberg may have been the architect of the comeback, but Kronwall played a major role too. He scored the first goal for the Wings, assisted on Zetterberg's late tally that started the comeback, and then put the game-tying tally past Thomas Greiss with 39 seconds remaining. The first multi-point game of the year for Kronwall, Thursday's effort lifts him to a total of six points in seven games and flips his plus-minus back to the positive side of the ledger.