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51 Frans Nielsen C

Detroit Red Wings

Fantasy Stats
Own%Start%
8%3%
Key Stats
GAPTS+/-PIMTOI
8412-71015:04
Latest News
  • Red Wings' Frans Nielsen: Delivers primary helper

    by RotoWire Staff | Special to CBSSports.com
    (11/29/17) Nielsen added a primary assist in Tuesday's 4-1 home loss to the Kings.

    Nielsen is well off the pace that resulted in his securing 41 points through 79 games in 2016-17. Part of the problem is that his average power-play ice time has dropped by more than one minute per contest compared to last season, and he's been shuffled all over the lineup in order for Jeff Blashill to fulfill the team's promise of granting more rink run for Andreas Athanasiou, who used that as leverage before putting an end to his lengthy contract holdout. Nielsen will continue to be deployed in all situations, but the lack of production at even strength (five goals, four assists) coupled with the decreased power-play time is making it tough to depend on him in fantasy.

    Red Wings' Frans Nielsen: Multi-point effort in loss

    by RotoWire Staff | Special to CBSSports.com
    (11/10/17) Nielsen scored his sixth goal of the season and added an assist in Thursday's loss to Calgary.

    Nielsen is once again proving to be a fairly consistent goal scorer. He potted 17 goals in his first year with the Red Wings and is off to a decent start this time around. Despite his lethal shot, Nielsen won't post monster offensive totals and he hasn't been deployed on the power play of late, though his ability to find the back of the net often makes him valuable in deeper formats.

    Red Wings' Frans Nielsen: Good to go Thursday

    by RotoWire Staff | Special to CBSSports.com
    (11/2/17) Nielsen (undisclosed) participated in pregame warmups, indicating he'll be in the lineup for Thursday's game against Ottawa, Ted Kulfan of The Detroit News reports.

    Nielsen missed Thursday's morning skate due to "precautionary reasons," so it's not surprising that he's been given the green light for his team's matchup with the Senators. The 33-year-old pivot, who has potted four goals in 13 games this campaign, is expected to center Darren Helm and Justin Abdelkader on Detroit's third line against Ottawa.

    Red Wings' Frans Nielsen: Status to be determined in pregame

    by RotoWire Staff | Special to CBSSports.com
    (11/2/17) Nielsen (undisclosed) missed morning skate Thursday due to "precautionary reasons," but Red Wings coach Jeff Blashill is still calling Nielsen a game-time decision for the evening's road contest against the Senators.

    Losing Nielsen for any amount of time could jeopardize Detroit's two-game winning streak, as the Dane is a guru on special teams and lethal on the shootout. Still, his four points -- all goals -- through 13 games this season aren't doing much for fantasy owners.

    Red Wings' Frans Nielsen: Comes up empty in shootout

    by RotoWire Staff | Special to CBSSports.com
    (10/29/17) Nielsen was denied on his shootout attempt in Saturday's 3-2 road win over the Panthers.

    Currently, Nielsen and Florida's Radim Vrbata are tied with the most shootout goals in NHL history at 45, both neither had any luck against the tenders in that 1-on-1 sequence Saturday. Nielsen remains a utility player who's vital to the team's success on special teams, but he has yet to record an assist through 12 games to supplement four goals. It's tough to catch lightning in a bottle with Nielsen, so consider seeking out more consistent alternatives in the fantasy realm.

 
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CAREER STATS
SEASONTeamGPGAPTS+/-PPSHGWGTFWFL
2006-07New York Islanders15112-200102429
2007-08New York Islanders16213100005457
2008-09New York Islanders5992433-43120358400
2009-10New York Islanders7612263840110583582
2010-11New York Islanders71133144130710446519
2011-12New York Islanders82173047-35010523633
2012-13New York Islanders4862329-32110268290
2013-14New York Islanders80253358-115200534550
2014-15New York Islanders7814294384140506544
2015-16New York Islanders8120325217220586583
2016-17Detroit Red Wings79172441-194200653561
2017-18Detroit Red Wings328412-72120182217
717144258402-22321815047174965
MORE CAREER STATS
SEASONTeamSS%TOISHIFTSPPTOISHTOIPIMMJRMSCMNR
2006-07New York Islanders166.378:171190:000:000000
2007-08New York Islanders1711.8139:321934:231:120000
2008-09New York Islanders1018.9975:531305193:14108:4118009
2009-10New York Islanders1368.81308:261762223:40149:506003
2010-11New York Islanders1568.31261:121692178:39212:4738029
2011-12New York Islanders13312.81431:071837204:36165:276003
2012-13New York Islanders936.5864:491168100:16116:5812006
2013-14New York Islanders16715.01467:001983274:25172:458004
2014-15New York Islanders1578.91293:131837222:38136:1312006
2015-16New York Islanders18111.01435:191952220:41161:1012006
2016-17Detroit Red Wings16210.51354:411927189:46151:2718009
2017-18Detroit Red Wings5813.8504:5075235:2571:3110005
137710.512114:19165271847:431448:011400260
POSTSEASON STATS
SEASONTeamGPGAPTS+/-PPSHGWGTFWFL
2012-13New York Islanders6022-200003442
2014-15New York Islanders7112-100003642
2015-16New York Islanders11336-320007765
244610-62000147149
MORE POSTSEASON STATS
SEASONTeamSS%TOISHIFTSPPTOISHTOIPIMMJRMSCMNR
2012-13New York Islanders160.0107:5715112:5815:010000
2014-15New York Islanders119.1113:1617512:1111:200000
2015-16New York Islanders2611.5238:4233040:4426:582001
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Player Info

Height/Weight:
6-1/188
Birthdate:
4/24/1984
Age:
33
Hometown:
Herning, Denmark
Team:
Detroit Red Wings
School:

NHL Experience:
11