Sunday, March 13, 2016
Kronwall's Knee Problems Flare Up Again
On Saturday afternoon, Detroit Red Wings defenseman Niklas Kronwall left the game with a lower-body injury, not to return, and it was later announced that he will miss some time, likely in the 1-to-3 weeks range, with a sprained knee. His time on the shelf starts on Sunday evening, as he'll be sitting out when his team takes on the Maple Leafs on Rogers Hometown Hockey tonight.
Kronwall has been dealing with knee problems for the better part of the season and has likely been playing with pain for quite some time now.
The 35-year old veteran has been limited to 53 games with the Red Wings this season, scoring 3 goals and 20 points thus far, currently ranking him 344th overall in pool scoring. It hasn't been quite the season you'd expect from the Swedish pillar, but those are the breaks.
Brian's 3rd place team in the standings hasn't really been relying on its blueline much this season, as the combined totals from all his rearguards only tallies 76 points, which is 21st in the pool this year. Who says you need great defense to win money in this pool, right? Dale B., who leads the pool in points from the blueline, with 155, sits down in 13th place this year.
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