Found November 02, 2011 on
As Paul noted this morning, a certain Red Wings defenseman who tends to knock his opponents into next week was picked Minnesota Wild captain Niklas Kronwall prior to getting near the puck via a shoulder to the head, directly resulting in the Wild’s game-winning goal, but MLive’s Ansar Khan thankfully reports that the only reason Kronwall was unavailable to the media after the game had more to do with the NHL’s concussion protocol than anything else:
Quick update from the start of today’s Detroit Red Wings practice at Joe Louis Arena: Defenseman Niklas Kronwall is skating and general manager Ken Holland said he is fine and will play Thursday against Calgary (7:30 p.m., Fox Sports Net Detroit).
Kronwall was shaken up in Tuesday’s 2-1 overtime loss to Minnesota, when he took a shoulder or elbow to the head from Mikko Koivu seconds before Devin Setoguchi’s overtime goal.
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The Detroit Red Wings and Niklas Kronwall have agreed to terms on a seven-year, $33.25 million contract.
The deal announced Monday keeps the 30-year-old defenseman off the market next summer.
Detroit drafted the hard-hitting Swede with the 29th overall pick in 2000 and he was a key player for the franchise's 2008 Stanley Cup team.
He was named an assistant captain this season...
DETROIT -- The Red Wings got some much-needed good news Wednesday -- defenseman Niklas Kronwall is fine.
Kronwall appeared a little dazed after taking a hit from Minnesota's Mikko Koivu at the end of Tuesday night's game. Kronwall fell to the ice and Koivu was able to pass to Devin Setoguchi for the overtime game-winning goal.
But Wednesday, Kronwall participated in full...
The Detroit Red Wings signed Niklas Kronwall to a seven-year, $33.25 million contract and gave general manager Ken Holland one fewer move to worry about.
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Much to everyone's relief, defenseman Niklas Kronwall will be available to play tonight, when the Red Wings host the Flames, after he got dinged up in the latest loss.
Mikko Koivu whacked Niklas Kronwall up high during Tuesday's 2-1 overtime loss to Minnesota, knocking back Kronwall's helmet and sending him to the ice. Coach Mike Babcock said today that Kronwall is good to go for Thursday's game against Calgary.
DETROIT (AP) -- The Detroit Red Wings signed Niklas Kronwall to a seven-year, $33.25 million contract and gave general manager Ken Holland one fewer move to worry about.
This hit on Niklas Kronwall by Mikko Koivu lead to the Wild overtime goal by Devin Setoguchi last night.
Some people were calling for an interference call, what do you think?
Kronwall left the ice dazed and the Wings will provide and update on him sometime today.
Shortly after the Red Wings were booed off the Joe Louis Arena ice following a sixth straight loss, Danny Cleary called the situation "a huge embarrassment." Niklas Kronwall said "it can't get much worse."
Sean Avery could be heading back to New York while Niklas Kronwall is staying in Detroit for seven more years. (NBC Sports)