FRANS NIELSEN RUMORS

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MSG’s Stan Fischler recently reffered to Frans Nielsen as one of the most underrated players in the league. Fischler and other keen observers of the Islanders have long heralded Nielsen for his defensive play, but the Danish center is coming into his own as a scorer. This season Nielsen established new career highs in goals (22) and points (49) and will likely hit the 50-point...
Via Pro Sports Daily
25 days ago  |  Discuss

Dan Petriw: Nielsen set to return

Frans Nielsen has been removed from the Injured Reserve list and will be in the lineup today as the Islanders square off against the Florida Panthers at the Coliseum. To make room for Nielsen on the roster the Islanders have returned Mike Halmo to the Bridgeport Sound Tigers of the AHL. Before we all freak out this was the simplest roster move to make. Halmo will return once...
Via HockeyBuzz
March 02, 2014  |  Discuss

Islanders' forward Frans Nielsen placed on injured reserve with broken hand

New York Islanders forward Frans Nielsen has been placed on injured reserve retroactive to February 8th due to a broken hand, according to New York Newsday.Nielsen broke his hand on a slash from the Colorado Avalanche's Erik Johnson right before the Olympic break. Nielson was initially expected to miss about a month with the injury while Johnson was suspended two games for the...
Via Sports Injury Alert
February 25, 2014  |  Discuss

NHL suspends Erik Johnson for two games

Erik Johnson has received a two-game suspension for slashing the Islanders' Frans Nielsen on Saturday.Nielsen has a broken bone in his hand as a result of Johnson's two-handed slash. The timing of this suspension in particularly inopportune for Johnson because he was already set to go two and a half weeks without playing because of the Olympic break. Now he won't be eligible...
Via Hockey Fan Land
February 11, 2014  |  Discuss

Dan Petriw: Breaking; Literally. Frans Nielsen out 4 weeks

Frans Nielsen will be sidelined for at least four weeks with a broken hand suffered in Saturday's game against the Colorado Avalanche. The injury occurring when Avs dman Erik Johnson slashed Nielsen as Frans was trying to get to a loose puck. The NHL deemed that this was a careless play on Johnson's part and suspended him for two games. We will without question see...
Via HockeyBuzz
February 11, 2014  |  Discuss

Avs’ Johnson suspended two games for ‘violent’ Nielsen slash

On Tuesday, the National Hockey League suspended Colorado defenseman Erik Johnson two games for slashing — and breaking the hand of — Islanders forward Frans Nielsen. “After Nielsen attempts to rim the puck behind the net to a teammate, Johnson chokes up on his stick and delivers a reckless two-handed slash, catching Nielsen across the thumb and injuring him,” the NHL...
Via Pro Sports Daily
February 11, 2014  |  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...
Via AP on Fox
January 16, 2014  |  Discuss

Nielsen leads Isles past Lightning 2-1 in SO

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...
Via AP on Fox
January 16, 2014  |  Discuss

Frans Nielsen Fined For Slash

NEW YORK (October 9, 2013) -- New York Islanders forward Frans Nielsen has been fined $5,000 for slashing Phoenix Coyotes forward Martin Hanzal in NHL Game No. 38 on Long Island on Tuesday, October 8, the National Hockey League’s Department of Player Safety announced today. The incident occurred at 13:42 of the third period. Nielsen was assessed a minor penalty for slashing....
Via Kukla's Korner
October 09, 2013  |  Discuss

Report: Islanders' Nielsen agrees to four-year extension

New York Islanders center Frans Nielsen agreed to a four-year contract extension worth $11 million, TSN's Bob McKenzie reported on Tuesday. The Islanders confirmed Nielsen signed an extension and detailed that an official announcement will be made on Wednesday. The 27-year-old Nielsen was scheduled to become an unrestricted free agent in July. Prior to Tuesday's contest...
Via Pro Sports Daily
February 08, 2012  |  Discuss
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