Niklas Kronwall
D DET
1 week ago

Kronwall recorded two assists -- one on the power play -- during Friday's 7-6 overtime loss to the Islanders.

EDGE Analysis

The veteran entered with just two goals, 11 assists and 41 shots through 49 games this season, so this was a bit of a surprising result. Kronwall's days of being a go-to fantasy asset are long gone, and no one should fret fading him moving forward.

Niklas Kronwall
D DET
1 month ago

Kronwall, whose left knee is permanently damaged, has played in 37 consecutive games.

EDGE Analysis

The Red Wings will face the Lightning on Sunday and then have six straight days off for the league-mandated bye week. Kronwall's accepted the fact that there are no viable treatment options for his bothersome knee, though he even went as far as exploring stem cell treatment. He's posted two goals and eight assists with six of his points taking place on the man advantage this campaign. The Swede plays with a lot of heart and determination, and it's basically those traits alone enabling him to still average as much as 18 minutes of ice time per contest.

Niklas Kronwall
D DET
2 months ago

Kronwall recorded an assist, three shots and a plus-2 rating through 19:56 of ice time (4:50 with the man advantage) during Tuesday's 5-1 win over Winnipeg.

EDGE Analysis

While the Tuesday's power-play minutes are encouraging, there hasn't been consistent enough offense from the veteran defenseman to make him a viable fantasy asset in the majority of settings. Kronwall has just two goals, eight points and 28 shots through 25 games, after all. Additionally, he's not helping out enough in the peripheral categories with only 10 PIM, 20 hits and 25 blocked shots.

Niklas Kronwall
D DET
3 months ago

Kronwall delivered a primary assist in Saturday's 2-1 shootout loss to the Blue Jackets.

EDGE Analysis

This one certainly made the highlight reel, as the Swede faked a shot and threaded the puck through heavy traffic for an Andreas Athanasiou tally. Still, Kronwall, who missed the first three games of the season due to a groin injury, has compiled only three points (all assists) through 15 games. As a result, you're likely to find him on the waiver wire in most fantasy leagues.

Niklas Kronwall
D DET
4 months ago

Kronwall revealed that he tried stem cell therapy on his damaged left knee, the Detroit Free Press reports.

EDGE Analysis

The Swede's knee is reportedly damaged to the point that surgery won't lessen the pain, so he's sought out other medical avenues to be able to tolerate the bum knee and continue his playing career. "Once you get bone-on-bone, at least all the research that is out there, it seems there is not too many things that you can do without having to jeopardize your career," Kronwall said. "So you find a way through it." The 36-year-old has played in 800 career contests (76 goals, 303 assists) and despite his experiencing devastating knee/leg injuries of the years, he's still logging close to 19 minutes per game this season. This is a microcosm of Kronwall's toughness, perseverance and dedication to the game of hockey.

Niklas Kronwall
D DET
4 months ago

Kronwall (groin) will make his season debut Thursday night against the Coyotes in Arizona, NHL.com reports.

EDGE Analysis

This is good timing for the Red Wings, as Danny DeKeyser suffered a lower-body injury in the latest contest and is expected to be scratched for the upcoming clash with the 'Yotes. Kronwall had back-to-back seasons of 44-plus points between 2013-15, but he's suffered a litany of injuries since then and that's sapped his production a great deal. By no means is he a must-add in the fantasy realm.

Niklas Kronwall
D DET
4 months ago

Kronwall is looking to make his regular season debut against Arizona on Thursday or Las Vegas on Friday, Ansar Khan of MLive.com reports.

EDGE Analysis

Kronwall originally sustained a groin injury Sept. 30, and it appears he's just about ready to take the ice for the first time in the 2017-18 season. After suffering knee injuries that limited him to 57 and 64 games the last two seasons respectively, Detroit is likely making sure the 36-year-old is fully healthy before coming back to the show. When he returns, Kronwall look look to bounce back from last season's career low of 13 points.

Niklas Kronwall
D DET
4 months ago

Kronwall (groin) missed Friday's practice and it's "safe to assume" that he won't be playing Saturday on the road against the Senators, Ansar Khan of MLive.com reports.

EDGE Analysis

With Kronwall missing the season opener and appearing highly doubtful for this next contest, look for Xavier Ouellett to continue getting playing time among the bottom-four group of defensemen. Newcomer Luke Witkowski is also an option to play both defense and a bottom-six forward spot, though he was a healthy scratch to start the new campaign.

Niklas Kronwall
D DET
4 months ago

Kronwall (groin) will miss Thursday's season opener in Detroit versus the Wild.

EDGE Analysis

The oft-injured blueliner reportedly will be replaced by youngster Xavier Ouellet. Kronwall himself expected to be ready for Opening Night against the Red Wings, but evidently the training staff is erring on the side of caution here. Consider him day-to-day ahead of Saturday's road match in Ottawa.

Niklas Kronwall
D DET
5 months ago

Kronwall (groin) expects to be in the lineup for Thursday's regular-season opener against Minnesota, Helene St. James of the Detroit Free Press reports.

EDGE Analysis

Fantasy owners should take this news with a grain of salt, as Kronwall has yet to be cleared by the Red Wings' training staff, but it's certainly a step in the right direction after he was deemed doubtful for Opening Night earlier this week. The veteran blueliner's status for Detroit's regular-season opener should be confirmed prior to puck drop Thursday evening.