• Flames' Kronwall Going Back to Sweden

    News: Kronwall has opted to go back to Sweden and play with his home club, Djurgardens IF Stockholm, rather than spend another season in the AHL, the Calgary Herald reports.
    Analysis: The move was done with the Flames' blessing. Kronwall has been bypassed by T.J. Brodie in their blue line pecking order.
  • Kronwall On the Outs with the Flames?

    News: Kronwall has been bypassed by rookie T.J. Brodie in the Flames' practices so far, the Calgary Herald reports.
    Analysis: Kronwall is on a one-way contract, meaning that he'd either need to clear waivers to get sent down or get traded or claimed.
  • Kronwall back from AHL conditioning

    News: The Calgary Herald reports that Flames D Staffan Kronwall has re-joined the team after completing a two-week conditioning stint in the AHL.
    Analysis: The 27-year-old Kronwall has just six points this season and is pretty much just a low-pairing defenseman with minimal Fantasy value.
  • S. Kronwall to AHL for conditioning

    News: The Flames have assigned D Staffan Kronwall to the AHL on a conditioning stint.
    Analysis: The 27-year-old has just six points this season and is pretty much just a low-pairing defenseman with minimal Fantasy value.
  • Kronwall's first goal a game winner

    News: Flames D Staffan Kronwall, the club's seventh defenseman who is playing because of the injury to Cory Sarich, scored the game-winning goal Tuesday against Montreal. It's his first career NHL tally. Tied at 3 entering the third, the deciding goal came at 2:16 when Kronwall's slapshot deflected off the stick of a Canadiens defenseman and past goaltender Jaroslav Halak. "I'm taking it one game at a time, I'm trying to improve. As long as the team keeps improving and I'm improving, we're all happy," said Kronwall, 26, whose only NHL experience entering this season was 55 games spread across three seasons with the Toronto Maple Leafs and Washington Capitals.
    Analysis: The deciding goal was originally credited to Nystrom, prompting the throwing of 20-30 hats onto the Pengrowth Saddledome ice. Although the goal wasn't changed until after the game, Nystrom knew he hadn't scored it. "My stick was right there, but it hit the guy's stick right in front of me and got a great bounce," Nystrom said. "That was good for our line. We got a lot of good bounces but we were working very hard and when you do that sometimes you get the bounces and tonight was one of those nights and you can't complain about that." Kronwall signed with Calgary in the offseason pretty much as organizational depth. His two-point night might keep him in the lineup for a few more games, but we don't expect his hot streak to last. Kronwall still has minimal Fantasy appeal.
  • Kronwall dons the Flames sweater

    News: The Flames signed free agent defenseman Staffan Kronwall to a contract Tuesday. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.
    Analysis: Kronwall split the 2008-09 season between the Washington and Toronto organizations. He appeared in just three NHL games with the Capitals after being claimed off waivers in February. Kronwall is a decent puck-moving defenseman, but he is merely organizational depth and can be ignored in Fantasy.
  • Caps put Kronwall in minors

    News: The Capitals assigned D Staffan Kronwall to Hershey of the AHL Wednesday.
    Analysis: Kronwall was claimed off waivers from Toronto in early February, but made just three appearances with Washington before his demotion. He is nothing more than organizational depth and can be ignored in Fantasy.
  • Kronwall claimed by Capitals

    News: The Washington Capitals recalled defensemen Karl Alzner from Hershey of the American Hockey League on Friday and claimed Staffan Kronwall off waivers from the Toronto Maple Leafs organization.
    Analysis: Kronwall has played in 52 games over two seasons with the Maple Leafs, but he had spent all of this season with the AHL Toronto Marlies. Kronwall will provide Washington with some depth along the blue line, but is not worth the time in Fantasy just yet.
  • Three Leafs clear waivers, sent to AHL

    News: Maples Leafs RW Mark Bell, LW Boyd Devereaux and D Staffan Kronwall have all cleared waivers and will start the season with the Toronto Marlies (AHL).
    Analysis: Bell has 20-goal potential, but now finds himself useless in Fantasy play as he has no NHL job. Devereaux and Kronwall can continue to be ignored.
  • Leafs waive Devereaux, Kronwall

    News: The Toronto Maple Leafs have waived LW Boyd Devereaux and D Staffan Kronwall.
    Analysis: Neither of these players has much Fantasy value, so continue to ignore them.