Kronwall has only missed one game this season, but he will miss his second game of the season tonight to get some rest prior to the playoffs. Kronwall finishes the year with his third highest point total having scored nine goals and 35 assists (44 points) in 80 games.
Kronwall (lower-body) will return to the Red Wings lineup on Thursday.
Kronwall was a late scratch on Tuesday, but will be back in the lineup tonight vs. the Sharks. With Kronwall back in, Jakub Kindl will be a scratch. Kronwall has three goals and nine assists (12 points) in his last 20 games.
Kronwall was a late scratch for Tuesday’s game against the Coyotes. There was no indication that Kronwall was battling any sort of injury, but he was held out because of a lower-body injury. He was replaced by Jakub Kindl and is considered day-to-day.
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.