Frans Nielsen
C DET
2 weeks ago

Nielsen scored his sixth goal of the season and added an assist in Thursday's loss to Calgary.

EDGE Analysis

Nielsen is once against proving to be a fairly consistent goal-scorer. He potted 17 goals in his first year with the Red Wings and is off to a decent start this time around. Nielsen won't post monster offensive totals, but his ability to find the back of the net often makes him valuable in deeper formats. Nielsen has a lethal shot, but he isn't playing on the power play and has a history of being streaky, so know what you're dealing with.

Frans Nielsen
C DET
3 weeks ago

Nielsen (undisclosed) participated in pregame warmups, indicating he'll be in the lineup for Thursday's game against Ottawa, Ted Kulfan of The Detroit News reports.

EDGE Analysis

Nielsen missed Thursday's morning skate due to "precautionary reasons," so it's not surprising that he's been given the green light for the Red Wings matchup with the Senators. The 33-year-old pivot, who has potted four goals in 13 games this campaign, is expected to center Darren Helm and Justin Abdelkader on Detroit's third line against Ottawa.

Frans Nielsen
C DET
3 weeks ago

Nielsen (undisclosed) missed morning skate Thursday due to "precautionary reasons," but Red Wings coach Jeff Blashill is still calling Nielsen a game-time decision for the evening's road contest against the Senators.

EDGE Analysis

Losing Nielsen for any amount of time could jeopardize Detroit's two-game winning streak, as the Dane is a guru on special teams and lethal on the shootout. Still, his four points -- all goals -- through 13 games this season aren't doing much for fantasy owners.

Frans Nielsen
C DET
4 weeks ago

Nielsen was denied on his shootout attempt in Saturday's 3-2 road win over the Panthers.

EDGE Analysis

Currently, Nielsen and Florida's Radim Vrbata are tied with the most shootout goals in NHL history at 45, both neither had any luck against the tenders in that 1-on-1 sequence Saturday. Nielsen remains a utility player who's vital to the team's success on special teams, but he has yet to record an assist through 12 games to supplement four goals. It's tough to catch lightning in a bottle with Nielsen, so consider seeking out more consistent alternatives in the fantasy realm.

Frans Nielsen
C DET
4 weeks ago

Nielsen scored a pair of special teams goals -- one on the power play and the other while shorthanded -- in Thursday's 3-2 loss to the Lightning.

EDGE Analysis

The 33-year-old broke a five-game scoring drought with his two-goal performance. Nielsen is up to four goals on the season but has yet to record an assist. Playing in a bottom-six role, the Denmark native still isn't much of a fantasy asset.

Frans Nielsen
C DET
2 months ago

Nielsen provided the lone shootout goal in Saturday's 2-1 road win over the Senators.

EDGE Analysis

He has been a bit of a liability for his fantasy owners -- the Dane's added four empty shots with a minus-1 rating -- but Nielsen's shootout heroics enabled the Wings to remain undefeated through the season's first two games. According to Ansar Khan of MLive.com, the utility center has officially become the NHL's all-time leader in shootout tallies at 20.

Frans Nielsen
C DET
2 months ago

Nielsen collected three points (two goals, one assist) in succession Saturday, contributing heavily to a 5-1 preseason home win over the Bruins.

EDGE Analysis

The Dane inflicted all of his damage on the B's in the second frame, with his first goal taking place on the man advantage. While it's "only preseason," this win holds special significance for Nielsen and the Wings, as it was the franchise debut of Little Caesars Arena, the new home rink.

Frans Nielsen
C DET
5 months ago

Nielsen's contract with the Red Wings contains a no-move clause, which explains why he won't be exposed to Vegas in Wednesday's expansion draft, MLive.com reports.

EDGE Analysis

Even if Nielsen didn't have the no-move stipulation, something tells us the Wings faithful would be none too pleased if the do-it-all center limited his tenure to one season following the procurement of a six-year, $31.5 million contract last summer. The Danish pivot recorded 17 goals, 24 assists and 17 special-teams points for the 2016-17 campaign, and any prospective shareholder of Nielsen should find solace in the fact that the versatile forward did all of that damage in a down year for the Wings as a whole; their minus-37 goal differential was the worst in the Atlantic Division.

Frans Nielsen
C DET
8 months ago

Nielsen posted his 17th goal of the season in Saturday's 3-2 overtime loss against the Canadiens.

EDGE Analysis

Nielsen managed just one point in his first nine games in the month of March, but he has picked up the pace with three goals and eight points over his past 10 outings. He has been very prideful despite the fact the Red Wings have long since been eliminated from the playoff chase.

Frans Nielsen
C DET
8 months ago

Nielsen opened the scoring in Monday's 5-4 shootout win over the Senators.

EDGE Analysis

He'd ultimately get denied in the shootout sequence, but those don't count for most owners anyway. The Danish pivot has points in three straight games and 10 shots over the last two. It's always nice to see a player finishing strong even when his team is out of playoff contention.