The Red Wings have placed Niklas Kronwall (knee) on injured reserve.
Kronwall was not expected to be ready for the season opener, so his movement to IR was inevitable in order for them to keep a young defenseman up with the big club. The lingering knee issue could be a big problem for Kronwall in the long-run and as for the short-term, he remains without a timetable to return.
Kronwall (knee) skated with the team for the first time on Tuesday.
Kronwall had been limited to skating on his own throughout the start of training camp, but joined the Red Wings for their morning skate on Tuesday. Kronwall was forced to drop out of the World Cup of Hockey because of the knee injury and his availability for the Red Wings’ season opener remains up in the air. If he can’t go in Game No.1, look for Xavier Ouellet or Ryan Sproul to fill-in for him.
The Red Wings have activated Niklas Kronwall (knee) from IR; expected to play on Tuesday.
Kronwall has missed the last 15 games after having his knee scoped, but he was activated from IR this morning and will return to the lineup vs. the Blue Jackets. Kronwall has three goals, 14 assists (17 points) and a minus-10 rating in 45 games this season. Xavier Ouellet will be a healthy scratch with Kronwall back.
Kronwall will miss 2-4 weeks after having his knee scoped.
Kronwall had his knee scoped on Tuesday and will miss at least the next two weeks or four games as a result. Kronwall’s injury is a huge blow for the Red Wings blueline, but it will give young defenseman Alexei Marchenko a chance to get back into the lineup.
Kronwall has been suspended for Game 7 on Wednesday.
Kronwall has been suspended for what the NHL’s department of Player Safety deemed as a “charge” for his hit on Lightning forward Nikita Kucherov. Kronwall has no previous history of fine or suspension, so he has only been given one game and will be back for Game 1 in Montreal, should the Red Wings get by the Lightning tonight.
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.