Niklas Kronwall
D DET
1 week ago

Kronwall (undisclosed) will make his season debut Thursday evening against the Maple Leafs, Ted Kulfan of The Detroit News reports.

EDGE Analysis

This was expected to be the case since the man himself said he'd be fit to play, but now there's confirmation on the matter. Kronwall managed to stay healthy last season, adding four goals and 23 assists. Long gone are his days of consistently delivering bell-ringing hits, but the Swede actually had 15 of his 27 points on the power play in 2017-18. Kronwall can still get it done in at the attacking zone, making him a sneaky DFS play.

Niklas Kronwall
D DET
1 week ago

Kronwall (undisclosed) said he think he'll be fit to play Thursday against the Maple Leafs, Helene St. James of the Detroit Free Press reports.

EDGE Analysis

Kronwall missed the first three regular-season games, and the Wings really need the veteran blueliner in the lineup seeing as how the team is winless with four rookie d-men collectively trying to hold down the fort in his absence, as well as filling the void of the team's lone power-play quarterback in Mike Green (illness). It sounds like Kronwall will be good to go against the Buds by his own declaration, but risk-averse fantasy owners will want to see Kronwall take warmups before activating him.

Niklas Kronwall
D DET
2 weeks ago

Kronwall (undisclosed) will not suit up Sunday in Los Angeles or Monday in Anaheim, Dana Wakiji of the Red Wings' official site reports.

EDGE Analysis

With Kronwall missing the next two contests, the earliest he can return will be next Thursday at home against the Maple Leafs. Detroit's blue line is currently riddled with injuries, but it appears the team is playing it safe with the 37-year-old Swede.

Niklas Kronwall
D DET
2 weeks ago

Kronwall (undisclosed) is expected to return to the lineup for Sunday's game against the Kings or Monday's game against the Ducks, Ansar Khan of MLive.com reports.

EDGE Analysis

It appears the plan is to ease Kronwall back into action, so he'll likely only suit up for one of Detroit's back-to-back contests in California, although the Red Wings have yet to identify which one that will be. Another update on the veteran blueliner's status should surface prior to puck drop Sunday evening.

Niklas Kronwall
D DET
2 weeks ago

Detroit placed Kronwall (undisclosed) on injured reserve Wednesday, Ansar Khan of MLive.com reports.

EDGE Analysis

Kronwall won't be available for Thursday's season opener against Columbus, but if he's healthy, he'll be eligible to return Sunday against the Kings. With Kronwall in recovery mode, rookie Libor Sulak could get the call against the Blue Jackets.

Niklas Kronwall
D DET
3 weeks ago

Kronwall (undisclosed) was not available to skate Tuesday, Ansar Khan of MLive.com reports.

EDGE Analysis

Kronwall's availability for Thursday's season home opener versus the Blue Jackets appears to be in serious doubt. Rosters are due from NHL clubs by 5 p.m. Tuesday, at which point it'll become more clear which prospects could get the call in the wake of injuries to Kronwall, Mike Green (illness), Jonathan Ericsson (upper body) and Trevor Daley (lower body).

Niklas Kronwall
D DET
3 weeks ago

Kronwall (undisclosed) is questionable for Thursday's home opener against the Blue Jackets, Ansar Khan of MLive.com reports.

EDGE Analysis

Kronwall reportedly "tweaked an injury," but we're waiting for the exact nature of the issue. The veteran played through a permanently damaged left knee last season, even going so far as trying stem cell treatment to advance his career. Due to a rash of late-preseason setbacks for some of Detroit's more established blueliners, including Kronwall, Jonathan Ericsson (upper body) and Mike Green (illness), expect the Original Six club to rely on prospects like Libor Sulak, Joe Hicketts, and possibly even Filip Hronek to open the 2018-19 campaign.

Niklas Kronwall
D DET
4 weeks ago

Kronwall set up Filip Zadina on the power play for the rookie's first career (preseason) goal Friday. The Red Wings defeated the Bruins at home, 4-3 in overtime.

EDGE Analysis

Zadina blasted a one-timer from the slot that brushed twine and Kronwall was credited with the primary apple. This should be the final season for Swede, who's always going to be remembered for the bone-crushing hits that he delivered in his prime.

Niklas Kronwall
D DET
2 months ago

Kronwall could be rested on the second game of back-to-back sets this coming season, MLive.com reports.

EDGE Analysis

The Red Wings reportedly have 13 back-to-back sequences on the docket this year, meaning the 37-year-old has virtually no chance of matching his 79-game output from 2017-18. Kronwall managed four goals and 23 assists to stay fantasy relevant in deeper settings last year but the Swede has had to rely on stem cell treatment and the club has been wanting to cut his playing time for a while. In the final year of his contract with a heavy cap hit of $4.75 million, this campaign should be the curtain call for the man who's been a fan favorite in Motown for his bone-crushing hits and playmaking acumen.

Niklas Kronwall
D DET
2 months ago

Kronwall acknowledged that 2018-19 could be his last season in the NHL, Sportnet reports.

EDGE Analysis

After 14 seasons at the NHL level, Kronwall is entering the final season on his seven-year contract with Detroit. While there have been no discussions regarding an extension, Kronwall stated that he had been "fortunate enough to play in Detroit all these years" and that he had a "tough time" seeing himself "in a different jersey." Considering the rebuilding nature of the Red Wings organization, a departure for the 37-year-old defenseman appears to be approaching.