Niklas Kronwall
D DET
3 weeks ago

Kronwall hadn't entertained the thought of potentially being moved to a contending team for another chance at the Stanley Cup -- at least until Craig Custance of The Athletic asked him about it Monday.

EDGE Analysis

Kronwall, 37, is cashing out the balance of a seven-year, $33.25 million contract. He's been with the Red Wings ever since they took him in the first-round (29th overall) of the 2000 draft, and it would be strange to see him in any sweater other than the one with the Winged Wheel. Kronwall has three assists for his only points through 18 games this season, but with respect to his leadership qualities and status as a Stanley Cup winner (2008), the Swede still might appeal to certain clubs. There are only 10 teams Kronwall eligible to acquire Kronwall in a trade, but it's entirely possible that he'll end up as a lifelong Wing.

Niklas Kronwall
D DET
1 month ago

Kronwall provided a secondary assist in Tuesday's 5-3 road win over the Blue Jackets.

EDGE Analysis

An undisclosed issue delayed Kronwall's season debut until the fourth game, and he went seven straight games without recording a point before delivering helpers in the last two. The 37-year-old defenseman is likely to retire after this season.

Niklas Kronwall
D DET
2 months 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
2 months 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 months 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 months 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 months 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
2 months 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
2 months 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
3 months 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.