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81 Frans Nielsen C

Detroit Red Wings

Fantasy Stats
Own%Start%
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Key Stats
GAPTS+/-PIMTOI
459-13813:03

Player Updates

March 6, 2020 10:44 PM
Red Wings' Frans Nielsen: Earns helper in rare victory
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

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.

February 11, 2020 05:08 PM
Red Wings' Frans Nielsen: Activated off injured reserve
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

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.

February 5, 2020 11:20 AM
Red Wings' Frans Nielsen: Officially designated for IR
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

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.

February 2, 2020 01:24 PM
Red Wings' Frans Nielsen: Out Monday, remains day-to-day
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

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.

February 1, 2020 10:28 PM
Red Wings' Frans Nielsen: Out again
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

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.

January 31, 2020 11:52 AM
Red Wings' Frans Nielsen: Back in action
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

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.

January 21, 2020 02:08 PM
Red Wings' Frans Nielsen: Sitting out Wednesday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

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.

January 20, 2020 05:08 PM
Red Wings' Frans Nielsen: Exits Monday's contest
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

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.

January 11, 2020 01:28 PM
Red Wings' Frans Nielsen: Expecting to play Sunday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

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.

January 11, 2020 04:08 PM
Red Wings' Frans Nielsen: Dealing with illness
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

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.

January 10, 2020 12:24 PM
Red Wings' Frans Nielsen: Set to play Friday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

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.

January 9, 2020 12:56 PM
Red Wings' Frans Nielsen: Iffy against Ottawa
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

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.

January 8, 2020 01:28 AM
Red Wings' Frans Nielsen: Key in come-from-behind win
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

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.

December 29, 2019 09:36 AM
Red Wings' Frans Nielsen: Snaps scoring skid
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Nielsen delivered a shorthanded goal Saturday in a 5-4 loss to the Panthers.

Nielsen broke a scoreless drought that dated back to March of last season. He's averaging only 13:50 in ice time, which stands as his lowest output in 12 years. Needless to say, he's an easy one to overlook in most fantasy leagues.

December 22, 2019 10:44 PM
Red Wings' Frans Nielsen: Back to health, but quiet night
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Nielsen (illness) had one shot and two hits while winning seven of 12 faceoffs (58.3 percent) in Sunday's 5-2 loss to Arizona.

Nielsen missed Saturday's game in Toronto but drew back in on Sunday. The 35-year-old, once a useful fantasy contributor, has just two assists in 33 games this season.

December 22, 2019 05:08 PM
Red Wings' Frans Nielsen: Suiting up Sunday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Nielsen (illness) will return to action for Sunday's home game against the Coyotes, Helene St. James of the Detroit Free Press reports.

Nielsen was held out of Saturday's tilt in Toronto with an illness but will return after missing just that one contest. The 35-year-old forward has two assists and a minus-8 rating in 32 games this season.

December 21, 2019 07:04 PM
Red Wings' Frans Nielsen: Sick on Saturday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Nielsen (illness) will miss Saturday's road game in Toronto, Helene St. James of the Detroit Free Press reports.

Christoffer Ehn will take Nielsen's place on Detroit's fourth line. Nielsen will need to make a quick recovery if he hopes to suit up Sunday at home versus the Coyotes.

November 4, 2019 10:08 AM
Red Wings' Frans Nielsen: Fading into relative obscurity
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Nielsen is struggling mightily with zero points and a minus-5 rating over 12 games.

Detroit has been saddled with a league-worst goal differential (minus-24), which partially excuses Nielsen's poor rating, but the lack of offensive production is quite alarming. Of course, it doesn't help that he's averaging only 13:09 of ice time -- a career low as measured against his other 11 campaigns playing full time.

October 30, 2019 12:20 AM
Red Wings' Frans Nielsen: Little victories
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Nielson finished Tuesday's 3-1 win over Edmonton with one shot on net, two blocked shots as well as a hit.

Nielson finished a plus-1 but failed to find either the goal or assist column. In 10 games this season, the 35-year-old has yet to record a point.

October 16, 2019 02:56 PM
Red Wings' Frans Nielsen: Back from three-game absence
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Nielsen (undisclosed) did not register a shot on goal and had two hits with one blocked shot in a 5-1 loss to Vancouver on Tuesday.

Nielsen missed the previous three games with his undisclosed ailment and received just over 11 minutes of playing time in his return to the lineup. The 33-year-old fills a bottom-six role for the Red Wings, but he chipped in with 10 goals and 35 points a year ago -- his sixth straight season with a double-digit goal total.

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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
2016-17Detroit79172441-194200653561
2017-18Detroit7916173314230483558
2018-19Detroit72102535-70040450473
2019-20Detroit60459-130100210246
896166301467-34342020056786025
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
2016-17Detroit16210.51354:411927189:46151:2718009
2017-18Detroit13411.91250:23184869:15169:0414007
2018-19Detroit1208.31200:551641160:1298:4714007
2019-20Detroit864.7821:00116762:06105:038004
165910.014881:47204312103:511749:241660273
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
 

Player Info

Height/Weight:
6-1/186
Birthdate:
4/24/1984
Age:
35
Hometown:
Herning, Denmark
Team:
Detroit Red Wings
School:

NHL Experience: