Niklas Kronwall
D DET
2 weeks 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
1 month 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
1 month 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
2 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
2 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
2 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
2 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.

Niklas Kronwall
D DET
2 months ago

Kronwall (groin) is doubtful for Opening Night on Thursday against the Wild, Ted Kulfan of The Detroit News reports.

EDGE Analysis

The Swede, who used to dole out punishing hits like it's nobody's business, reportedly missed practice Tuesday. He's sure to be reevaluated before Opening Night for an official call on his status as the Red Wings embark on their first-ever regular-season contest at the brand new home rink Little Ceasers Arena.

Niklas Kronwall
D DET
2 months ago

Red Wings coach Jeff Blashill said Kronwall (groin) is "questionable/doubtful" for the season opener, which will take place against the Wild at home Thursday, Ansar Khan of MLive.com reports.

EDGE Analysis

It's rare to see two levels of injury severity rolled into one, but we're assuming this means that Kronwall is considered somewhere between questionable and doubtful to start the new campaign. Either way, fantasy owners are advised to take a wait-and-see approach with the oft-injured Kronwall, as his chronic battle with the injury bug has sapped his production significantly over the years. Last season, he had just 13 points and a minus-7 rating over 57 games.

Niklas Kronwall
D DET
2 months ago

Kronwall is day-to-day with what Red Wings coach Jeff Blashill is calling a slight groin injury, MLive.com reports.

EDGE Analysis

Whether or not you're a fan of the Wings, it's hard not to feel for Kronwall, as he just can't seem to get healthy for a prolonged period of time. He'd been severely limited by knee problems the past two years, only for back spasms to surface in mid-September. He played well in Thursday's home loss to the Blackhawks, having picked up a primary assist over 19:30 of ice time, but now he's already paid another visit to the team's trainers. It'll be hard to trust Kronwall in fantasy settings even if this latest malady really does turn out to be a minor issue.