Kronwall (mild concussion) has been cleared to play tomorrow.
A speedy recovery for what was a scary hit. Kronwall will return to the Red Wings blueline tomorrow, but will find himself with a new D-partner with Jonathan Ericsson out. It will likely be Kyle Quincey or Danny DeKeyser. Xavier Ouellet has been reassigned to Grand Rapids (AHL).
Kronwall said he's waiting for results if the concussion tests he had this morning but he expects to be cleared for tomorrow.
Kronwall was a full participant in both Monday and Tuesday's practice so it appears as if he will be a go tomorrow vs. Ottawa. Rookie Xavier Ouellet or Brendan Smith are the likely candidates to come out of the lineup.
Red Wings D Niklas Kronwall (concussion) says he feels great, hopes to be back within a week.
Because he is suffering from a concussion he will need clearance from doctors before he can resume skating, but this is great news for the Red Wings and Kronwall owners. It was a dangerous and scary play on Thursday, but he won't miss a lengthy period of time. Jakub Kindl will serve as his replacement on the top PP unit.
Red Wings' Niklas Kronwall has 'mild concussion' after being hit from behind by Avalanche forward Cody McLeod.
Kronwall was injured two minutes into the 4-2 victory Thursday at Pepsi Center. "Tough situation for him, anytime you get hit like that, you're out cold," Wings coach Mike Babcock said. "You're scared to say the least."
ST. LOUIS -- Detroit Red Wings defenseman Niklas Kronwall left Tuesday's game after being checked from behind head-first into the boards by St. Louis forward Chris Stewart.
Kronwall laid motionless on the ice for a few seconds before behind helped off by the trainer. No word yet on his condition.
Kronwall was already less than 100 percent before the injury and figures to miss some playing time, The Stockholm, Sweden native scored four goals and seven points prior to getting hurt.
DET signs defenceman Nicklas Kronwall to a seven-year contract extension with an annual cap hit of $4.75M.
Kronwall is now signed with the Red Wings through age 38. In long-term leagues he remains the successor to Hall-of-Fame defender Niklas Lidstrom. He should be owned in 100 percent of fantasy hockey leagues.
The 30-year-old Kronwall has already been given a bigger role on the ice. Lidstrom’s not getting any younger, and Kronwall will again be expected to take on more ice-time, which he began to do last season.
Kronwall is expected to lead the team in ice time and almost has, playing roughly a minute less than Ian White and Nicklas Lidstrom. Expect the Stockholm, Sweden native to score around 10 goals and 40 points with a tidy plus/minus and a few PP.
With Brian Rafalski retiring in the offseason and Nicklas Lidstrom entering potentially his final season, Kronwall’s value has never been higher.
With Nicklas Lidstrom also pondering retirement, Kronwall's becomes an even more important cog in the Red Wings's system. Last season he scored 11 goals and 37 points in 77 games. Look for him to top those stats this season.