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Caps succumb to bye week rust, fall to last-place Red Wings

Final score: Washington Capitals 2, Detroit Red Wings 3 (shootout) How it happened: A putrid Detroit power play struck in the first period as Frans Nielsen gave
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WATCH: MFCU Post Game | 1/16 MTL | Nielsen

Frans Nielsen speaks with the media following Monday's 1-0 win against the Montreal Canadiens at Joe Louis Arena
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January 16, 2017  |  Discuss

Frans Nielsen glad to put first game against Islanders behind him

NEW YORK (AP) -- Frans Nielsen is glad to have his first game against the New York Islanders since leaving as a free agent last summer behind him."There was some nerves," Nielsen said Sunday night after assisting on a goal in the Detroit Red Wings' 4-3 overtime victory over the Islanders. "I've been looking at the schedule for a long time waiting for this game. Feels like now that...
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December 05, 2016  |  Discuss

Nielsen admits to 'butterflies' for 1st game vs. Islanders

NEW YORK (AP) Frans Nielsen admitted he'll have ''some butterflies'' when he faces the New York Islanders for the first time since leaving for Detroit as a free agent last summer. ''For sure it's not going to be just another game,'' Nielsen said Sunday about three hours before the Red Wings faced the Islanders at Barclays Center. ''There's going to be some butterflies for me and...
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December 04, 2016  |  Discuss

Frans Nielsen Returns to Brooklyn to Face Islanders

Frans Nielsen was still trying to digest his current situation when he stood in the visiting team’s hallway at Barclays Center. Up until this season the 32-year-old had spent his entire NHL career with the New York Islanders. But after leaving the Islanders in the offseason as a free agent and signing with the Detroit Red Wings, Nielsen was back in Brooklyn as visitor for the first...
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December 04, 2016  |  Discuss

Detroit Red Wings: A look at Frans Nielsen

The Detroit Red Wings had two main things to focus on going into this year’s free agency: stacking up the defense and replacing Pavel Datsyuk. With little options in terms of a defensive powerhouse available as a free agent, the Wings’ first move became finding Datsyuk’s replacement. Steven Stamkos would have made a great addition, but he remained in Tampa Bay with an 8-year...
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July 04, 2016  |  Discuss

Islanders Insight’S Top Shelf: 6/27/16

The alarm is starting to sound on the Frans Nielsen contract watch. Larry Brooks reported yesterday that the Islanders offered Nielsen a contract at $5.5 million per, but Nielsen anticipates getting $6 million per on a contract that runs through his age 36 season. Although close, the two sides are not yet together on a deal and the chances of Nielsen applying for free agency on...
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June 27, 2016  |  Discuss

Islanders Over/Under: Nielsen, Grabovski, Kulemin

Our August over/under series continues as we plow through the Islanders top 13 forwards and discuss whether they can surpass or will underwhelm across a statistical category. First three: Tavares, Okposo, Lee Round two: Strome, Nelson, Bailey Frans Nielsen: Over/Under 45 points Over: A reasonable expectation of about a point every two games shouldn’t be too difficult for, arguably...
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August 20, 2015  |  Discuss

Islanders Summer Report Card: Frans Nielsen

Frans Nielsen Season: 78 GP – 14 G – 29 A – 43 PTS – 12 PIM – +8 Career: 525 GP – 99 G – 198 A – 297 PTS – 1o0 PIM Contract: 3.5mm cap hit through 2015-16 – UFA 2014-15 Season Recap Frans Nielsen is a favorite amongst New York Islanders fans. Homegrown, the 31-year old veteran has spent all nine seasons of his NHL career with the Islanders, while becoming...
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June 23, 2015  |  Discuss

Nielsen leads Islanders past Lightning in shootout

Frans Nielsen scored the only shootout goal and assisted on a second-period score by Thomas Vanek in a 2-1 victory for the New York Islanders against the Tampa Bay Lightning on Thursday night. Nielsen snapped a wrist shot between the pads of Ben Bishop moments after Valtteri Filppula rang a shot off the post to the right of Islanders goalie Kevin Poulin at the other end. The Islanders...
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January 16, 2014  |  Discuss

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