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Red Wings’ Kronwall (concussion) aims to return in a week

Oct 19, 2013, 2:56 PM EST

It was strange to see Detroit Red Wings defenseman Niklas Kronwall labeled as “day-to-day” with a concussion, but it turns out that might be accurate: he’s hoping to be back in about seven.

The 32-year-old blueliner told the Detroit Free Press’ Helene St. James that he “feels great” and hopes to get back into action in about a week, as long as doctors can clear his concussion symptoms.

St. James passes along an “Awww” moment:

Judging by Detroit’s schedule, perhaps he could come back sometime in this span:

Wednesday: home vs. Ottawa
Oct. 26: home vs. New York Rangers
Oct. 30: at Vancouver

It wouldn’t be shocking if the Red Wings play it safe and just give him a full week from today (if not more), but we’ll see.

  1. bensawesomeness - Oct 19, 2013 at 3:50 PM

    I’m sure he wants to play, and they definitely won’t rush him back, but can’t hurt giving the guy an extra few days rest.

    Kronwall is key part of the defence, playoffs against the best guys in the league game in game out, an extra few days rest from that can’t hurt

    • shamu1the1whale - Oct 19, 2013 at 9:07 PM

      I totally agree. Dude should not rush back. That was a brutal hit on him.

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