Kronwall had a knee scope in mid-January that sidelined him for 15 games, and the 35-year-old defenseman also missed three games in mid-March due to a knee sprain. Kronwall looked sluggish at times and ended with a team- and career-worst minus-21 rating last season. Assuming he receives the proper treatment in the offseason, it would be reasonable to expect a bounce-back season for Kronwall in 2016-17.
Kronwall has filled up the scoresheet since coming back from injury, notching four points in five games. His rating in that span is not great at minus-5, but at least he seems to be scoring more like the Kronwall of old.
Kronwall returns after a three-game absence in which the
Niklas Kronwall (knee) is hopeful to play Saturday against the Panthers, Ansar Khan of MLive.com reports.
Kronwall suffered a sprained knee in last Saturday's win over the Rangers. He was originally ruled out for up to three weeks, but it appears he has made a quick recovery and could be on the ice just week later. Look for an official decision to come closer to puck drop on Saturday evening.
This is the second knee injury that Kronwall's suffered this season, though this time it was to the other knee. Kronwall's production has dipped below normal levels this season (three goals and 20 points in 53 games), but he will be missed dearly by the
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