Frans Nielsen

#51 C / N.Y. Islanders Islanders / EXP: 9YRS Height: 6-1 Weight: 190 lb Age: 31 College: None

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      Islanders' Frans Nielsen: Puts up two more points Monday

      Nielsen scored a goal, added an assist and fired five shots on goal in Monday's 5-2 win over the Coyotes. Talk about secondary scoring. Nielsen is up to 14 points in 19 games this year and is enjoying life on the Isles' top power-play unit with John Tavares, Kyle Okposo and company. He's been one of the more valuable second-line centers in the league thus far this season and is a sneaky way to shore up the back end of your forward corps.

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      Islanders' Frans Nielsen: Dials in two scores Friday

      Nielsen delivered two scores in Friday night's 4-1 win over Anaheim. Nielsen stormed toward the net and received some rather slick passes from Josh Bailey and Anders Lee on each third-period goal. A proficient two-way player, Nielsen now has 12 points (7 goals, 5 assists) in 18 games and is currently operating with a 15.6 shooting percentage, the highest rate of his career so far.

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      Islanders' Frans Nielsen: Pots power-play goal in Thursday's loss

      Nielsen scored his first power-play goal of the season in Thursday's 3-2 overtime loss to the Hurricanes. Nielsen now has three goals and two assists in his past three games and is third on New York with eight points this season. He's been able to find success on the second line with Nikolay Kulemin and Kyle Okposo, as he's on pace to have a quality 2015-16 campaign.

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      Islanders' Frans Nielsen: Strong start for Islanders

      Nielsen has recorded a goal and two assists since the beginning of the Islanders' 2015-16 campaign. Nielsen, who plays on the second line, had his most noteworthy performance on Saturday against the Sharks. The center provided an assist during the third period to tie the game and then scored the final goal in overtime to bring the Islanders to a 6-3 victory. Nielsen could continue to make big plays as the Islanders face the Blue Jackets on Tuesday.

    • Isles' Nielsen Recovered From Ankle Issue

      News: Frans Nielsen has fully recovered from a high-ankle sprain that hampered him over the final two months of last season, Arthur Staple of Newsday reports.
      Analysis: Frans Nielsen is expected to assume a role as the Isles' second- or third-line center in 2015-16, a role that should put another 40-point season in reach, given the playmakers surrounding him. The 31-year-old's ceiling is fairly limited, but his reasonable floor makes him an ideal depth forward in deeper fantasy leagues.
    • Isles' Nielsen Bothered By Ankle Injury

      News: Frans Nielsen played through a high-ankle sprain during the latter portion of the season, Arthur Staple of Newsday reports.
      Analysis: Frans Nielsen initially suffered the injury in February, then played through the issue until he aggravated it again in early April. While he didn't miss any significant time because of the sprain and suited up for all seven of the Isles' postseason games, he's still bothered by the injury and will be unable to play for Denmark during May's IIHF World Championships as a result. A few weeks of rest should be all he needs to get ready for training camp.
    • Isles' Nielsen Scores Lone Goal In Loss

      News: Frans Nielsen scored the team's only goal in Monday's Game 7 loss to the Capitals.
      Analysis: The team mustered just 11 shots on goal Monday, but Frans Nielsen provided two of them as he wrapped up his playoffs with two points. The center will enter the 2015-16 season in the final year of his contract as he figures to resume his role as a top-six forward, centering the team's second line.
    • Isles' Nielsen (Undisclosed) Taking Warmups

      News: Frans Nielsen (undisclosed) is taking pregame rushes prior to Wednesday's matchup against the Capitals, Newsday's Arthur Staple reports.
      Analysis: Frans Nielsen had missed three straight games due to an undisclosed ailment, but looks to be ready to go for the opening round of the playoffs. He projects to skate on the Isles' second line.
    • Isles' Nielsen Returns To Practice

      News: Frans Nielsen (undisclosed) returned to practice Monday, according to Newsday.
      Analysis: Frans Nielsen has been battling a lower-body injury for the past few weeks, but is expected to be ready to go for Wednesday's playoff opener versus the Caps. His role could be a vital one, as he will center the second line, a trio that may have to produce more offense than usual if the Capitals decide to throw their top defenders at John Tavares' unit.
    • Isles' Nielsen Out Friday

      News: Frans Nielsen (undisclosed) will not play Friday against the Penguins, Arthur Staple of Newsday reports.
      Analysis: Though Frans Nielsen joined the Islanders for the trip to Pittsburgh and was on the ice for the team's optional skate, he'll be given an additional day off in order to recover from the injury. All indications seem to be that the ailment is a minor one, so it remains possible that Nielsen will be cleared to return to the lineup for Saturday's season finale against the Blue Jackets. Tyler Kennedy will replace Nielsen on Friday.
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