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51 Frans Nielsen C

Detroit Red Wings

Fantasy Stats
Own%Start%
26%8%
Key Stats
GAPTS+/-PIMTOI
111728-161217:00
Latest News
  • Red Wings' Frans Nielsen: In line to return Saturday

    by RotoWire Staff | Special to CBSSports.com
    (2/11/17) Nielsen (upper body) is ready to play in Saturday's road game against the Blue Jackets, Brendan Savage of MLive.com reports.

    Nielsen missed the last three games with the upper-body ailment, but he should be deployed for a tough road match against the league's fifth-ranked offense. The Dane is utilized in all situations, but the Red Wings have an abundance of talented forwards yearning for substantial minutes, and therefore Nielsen has played slightly less than he did with the Islanders last season, averaging 17:13 of ice time per contest.

    Red Wings' Frans Nielsen: On track to return Saturday

    by RotoWire Staff | Special to CBSSports.com
    (2/10/17) Nielsen (upper body) is expected to play Saturday afternoon against host Columbus.

    Assuming the Dane does suit up for this next contest, he's likely to bump Tomas Jurco from the lineup. A first-time NHL All-Star, Nielsen's done an admirable job as the successor to long-time Red Wing Pavel Datsyuk, particularly on special teams; he's racked up eight power-play points -- including seven helpers -- to complement a pair of shorthanded tallies. Those figures look even better when you consider that Detroit is the worst team on the man advantage and 16th on the penalty kill.

    Red Wings' Frans Nielsen: Will not play Thursday

    by RotoWire Staff | Special to CBSSports.com
    (2/8/17) Nielsen (upper body) was ruled out for Thursday's game against the Capitals, Brendan Savage of MLive.com reports.

    With Nielsen unavailable to occupy his traditional second-line spot, the Red Wings are relying on a struggling Riley Sheahan to center Tomas Tatar and Dylan Larkin. Detroit will wrap up its three-game road trip with a pair of games this weekend, so you can expect the Danish pivot to be reevaluated by then.

    Red Wings' Frans Nielsen: Heads to IR

    by RotoWire Staff | Special to CBSSports.com
    (2/6/17) Nielsen (upper body) was placed on injured reserve Monday, Helene St. James of the Detroit Free Press reports.

    With the 32-year-old going down, it's yet another injury issue for a Detroit team that has struggled to have a healthy lineup all season. Steve Ott was activated from the IR at the same time, but the gritty winger won't be able to match the production of Nielsen, who has 26 points in 51 games compared to Ott's four points in 37 games.

    Red Wings' Frans Nielsen: Ruled out Saturday

    by RotoWire Staff | Special to CBSSports.com
    (2/4/17) Nielsen (upper body) will not play in Saturday's road game against Nashville, Helene St. James of the Detroit Free Press reports.

    The Danish stalwart is officially day-to-day with this ailment that he sustained in Friday's home clash with the Islanders. Physical defenseman Niklas Kronwall (lower body) reportedly will be out as well, which takes a pair of regulars away from a power-play unit that has perpetually been one of the league's worst over the last two seasons. Yes, Red Wings coach Jeff Blashill can put another body in the lineup in place of Nielsen, but there's no spare part on the Winged Wheel that can come close to manufacturing the level of special teams production that we're accustomed to seeing out of Nielsen -- who also has a pair of shorthanded goals this campaign. Tomas Jurco may tag into the lineup, though he's been brutal with a minus-6 rating and nothing but goose eggs offensively through 13 games.

  • April 11, 2015: Atkinson, Wennberg lift Blue Jackets past Islanders in SO
    UNIONDALE, N.Y. (AP) The Columbus Blue Jackets closed a disappointing season with another win in their record-setting finish, and head to the offseason on a big positive note.
    April 2, 2015: Johansen leads Jackets to 8th straight, 4-3 in SO over Isles
    COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) They're an afterthought in the standings now, but the Columbus Blue Jackets believe they're starting something they can build on next season.
    April 2, 2015: Johansen leads Jackets to 8th straight, 4-3 in SO over Isles
    COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) Ryan Johansen scored late in regulation to tie it and then added the clinching goal in the shootout Thursday night to lead the Columbus Blue Jackets to a 4-3 victory over the New York Islanders, extending their streak to eight straight wins.
    April 2, 2015: Johansen leads Jackets to 8th straight, 4-3 in SO over Isles
    COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) Ryan Johansen scored late in regulation to tie it and then added the clinching goal in the shootout Thursday night to lead the Columbus Blue Jackets to a 4-3 victory over the New York Islanders, extending their streak to eight straight wins.
    April 2, 2015: Isles' Nielsen Back In Thursday
    Nielsen (undisclosed) will return to the lineup Thursday against the Blue Jackets.Nielsen was forced to leave Wednesday's practice with the injury, but he appeared to be fine after rejoining the team for on-ice work Thursday morning. Look for him to play his usual 15-to-18 minutes on the Isles' second line, where he's projected to center Josh Bailey and Kyle Okposo.
 
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CAREER STATS
SEASONTeamGPGAPTS+/-PPSHGWGTFWFL
2006-07N.Y. Islanders15112-200102429
2007-08N.Y. Islanders16213100005457
2008-09N.Y. Islanders5992433-43120358400
2009-10N.Y. Islanders7612263840110583582
2010-11N.Y. Islanders71133144130710446519
2011-12N.Y. Islanders82173047-35010523633
2012-13N.Y. Islanders4862329-32110268290
2013-14N.Y. Islanders80253358-115200534550
2014-15N.Y. Islanders7814294384140506544
2015-16N.Y. Islanders8120325217220586583
2016-17Detroit57111728-162200479388
663130247377-12281713043614575
MORE CAREER STATS
SEASONTeamSS%TOISHIFTSPPTOISHTOIPIMMJRMSCMNR
2006-07N.Y. Islanders166.378:171190:000:000000
2007-08N.Y. Islanders1711.8139:321934:231:120000
2008-09N.Y. Islanders1018.9975:531305193:14108:4118009
2009-10N.Y. Islanders1368.81308:261762223:40149:506003
2010-11N.Y. Islanders1568.31261:121692178:39212:4738029
2011-12N.Y. Islanders13312.81431:071837204:36165:276003
2012-13N.Y. Islanders936.5864:491168100:16116:5812006
2013-14N.Y. Islanders16715.01467:001983274:25172:458004
2014-15N.Y. Islanders1578.91293:131837222:38136:1312006
2015-16N.Y. Islanders18111.01435:191952220:41161:1012006
2016-17Detroit1129.8979:341409144:57111:2612006
126910.211234:22152571767:291336:291240252
POSTSEASON STATS
SEASONTeamGPGAPTS+/-PPSHGWGTFWFL
2012-13N.Y. Islanders6022-200003442
2014-15N.Y. Islanders7112-100003642
2015-16N.Y. Islanders11336-320007765
244610-62000147149
MORE POSTSEASON STATS
SEASONTeamSS%TOISHIFTSPPTOISHTOIPIMMJRMSCMNR
2012-13N.Y. Islanders160.0107:5715112:5815:010000
2014-15N.Y. Islanders119.1113:1617512:1111:200000
2015-16N.Y. Islanders2611.5238:4233040:4426:582001
537.5459:5565665:5353:192001
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Player Info

Height/Weight:
6-1/188
Birthdate:
4/24/1984
Age:
32
Hometown:
Herning, Denmark
Team:
Detroit Red Wings
School:

NHL Experience:
0