Nielsen was assigned to the taxi squad Tuesday.
This move signals that Nielsen will watch Tuesday's game versus the Blue Jackets from the press box. The 36-year-old was subject to waivers earlier this year. He's recorded five points and 20 hits through 21 games.
Nielsen scored a goal and added an assist with three hits in Saturday's 5-3 win over Chicago.
Nielsen entered the night without a goal in his first 19 games, and he hadn't registered a point in his previous four. He put both skids to bed in the third period, setting up Evgeny Svechnikov's goal and adding one of his own just under six minutes apart. The 36-year-old has five points in 20 games this season and is nothing more than a role player at this stage of his 15-year career.
Nielsen was promoted to Detroit's active roster Saturday.
Nielsen is expected to occupy his usual bottom-six role during Saturday night's matchup with Chicago. He's picked up three points through 19 games this campaign.
Nielsen was designated for the taxi squad Thursday.
Nielsen isn't expected to play in Thursday's game versus the Predators. The 36-year-old has posted three points and 16 hits through 19 games. Sam Gagner is expected to draw into the lineup in Nielsen's place.
Nielsen was waived by the Red Wings on Sunday, Sportsnet's Chris Johnston reports.
Nielsen has played in 18 of 20 games this year, recording three assists and 15 shots on net. The 36-year-old adds a veteran presence in the locker room. However, his $5.25 million AAV cap hit is aging poorly, and he's signed through next season. This move gives the Red Wings more cap flexibility when he inevitably clears waivers.
Nielsen recorded an assist and three shots on goal in Friday's 4-1 loss to the Blackhawks.
Nielsen had the secondary assist on a Dylan Larkin goal in the third period. That counted as helpers in consecutive games for the 36-year-old, who has mostly seen fourth-line usage. The veteran forward has two helpers, five shots and a plus-2 rating in four appearances.
Nielsen posted an assist in Tuesday's 3-2 overtime win over the Blue Jackets.
Nielsen earned the secondary helper on Bobby Ryan's go-ahead goal in the second period. It's the first point of the year for Nielsen, who has averaged just 10:36 per game this year. While still a solid penalty killer, the Danish forward doesn't add much else to the equation, so fantasy managers can turn elsewhere for depth scoring.
Nielsen produced a power-play assist in Friday's 2-1 win over the Blackhawks.
With only two points in 12 games since he was activated from injured reserve, Nielsen continues to fade into obscurity. Granted, he was involved on the man advantage in this one, but the power-play rink run has been sporadic, and the Dane is trying to adjust to a fourth-line role.
Nielsen (upper body) was removed from injured reserve ahead of Tuesday's clash with Buffalo.
Nielsen missed the past five games due to his upper-body issue. Prior to getting hurt, the winger notched just one point in his previous seven appearances despite averaging 1:25 of ice time with the man advantage. The Dane should slot into a third-line role but could challenge Brendan Perlini for a top-six spot.
Nielsen (upper body) was placed on injured reserve Wednesday.
The placement of Nielsen on IR all but guarantees the center will be out of the lineup against Buffalo and Columbus on Thursday and Friday, respectively. With Nielsen unavailable, the club recalled Taro Hirose from the minors while Valtteri Filppula figures to continue slotting into a top-six role.
Coach Jeff Blashill has ruled Nielsen (upper body) out for Monday's game against the Flyers, and the forward remains day-to-day, Dana Wakiji of the Red Wings' official site reports.
Nielsen's day-to-day status suggests he has a good chance to return for at least one game of Detroit's back-to-back later in the week, as the Red Wings will travel to Buffalo on Thursday and Columbus on Friday. His status isn't of much concern in the fantasy realm considering Nielsen has just three goals and four assists in 46 games this season.
Nielsen (upper body) won't play Saturday against the Rangers, Dana Wakiji of the Red Wings' official site reports.
Nielsen just came back from an upper-body injury but appears to have re-aggravated whatever was bothering him in Detroit's last game. As a result, he'll miss Saturday's contest versus the Rangers. No word on how long he'll be out this time, but expect the Red Wings to update his status after Saturday's game.
Nielsen (upper body) is expected to return to the lineup for Friday's game against the Rangers, Brian Compton of NHL.com reports.
Nielsen's return will bolster the Red Wings' depth up front, but it won't impact any fantasy lineups, as he's only picked up seven points while posting a minus-9 rating in 45 games this campaign.
Nielsen (upper body) won't play in Wednesday's game versus the Wild.
Nielssen was forced out of Monday's loss to the Avalanche, and he'll stay on the shelf for the final game heading into the All-Star break. Mike Green (upper body) will be sitting out as well, so the Red Wings only have 18 healthy skaters and may need to recall a player from AHL Grand Rapids. For now, it looks like Christoffer Ehn will slot into the bottom six in Nielsen's place.
Nielsen left Monday's game in Colorado with an upper-body injury and will not return.
Nielsen was on the ice for just under two minutes in Monday's game before exiting with his upper-body injury. It's unclear how severe the injury is, but his status for Wednesday's tilt in Minnesota is up in the air.
Nielsen (undisclosed) is expected to suit up for Sunday's contest against Buffalo, Dana Wakiji of the Red Wings' official site reports.
It was originally reported that Nielsen was dealing with an illness but now it seems it may be a minor injury. Either way, head coach Jeff Blashill believes he'll be good to go for Sunday's tilt against the Sabres.
Nielsen (illness) was not present at Saturday's practice, Helene St. James of the Detroit Free Press reports.
Nielsen wasn't available for practice but still has a chance to suit up for Sunday's tilt against the Sabres. The veteran center has six points in 40 games this season.
Nielsen (illness) is expected to suit up against Ottawa on Friday, Dana Wakiji of the Red Wings' official site reports.
Nielsen appears to have shaken off his illness and will be back in action versus the Senators. The center broke out of a five-game goal drought with his two-goal performance against Montreal on Tuesday. With just six points in 39 contests this year, the 35-year-old will be hard pressed to reach the 30-point mark for a third consecutive year, making him a mid-range fantasy option at best.
Nielsen (illness) is considered questionable for Friday's game against the Senators, Dana Wakiji of the Red Wings' official site reports.
Nielsen is under the weather, so his status for Friday's contest may boil down to a game-time decision. Either way, the 35-year-old pivot has only picked up six points in 39 games this campaign, so he shouldn't be in anybody's fantasy lineup.
Nielsen scored a pair of goals in a 4-3 home win against Montreal.
It was nice for Nielsen to find his way onto the game sheet, but he's of no use in fantasy. The 35-year-old has appeared in 39 games but only has six points. It's going to take "more than a few more" efforts like this before anybody gets excited at the prospect of deploying Nielsen in fantasy. He and the Red Wings now get set to host Ottawa on Friday, and not surprisingly, Nielsen is pointless in two previous meetings with D. J. Smith's squad.
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