Niklas Kronwall Injury: Update on Red Wings Star's Concussion, Return Date

Joseph ZuckerFeatured ColumnistOctober 17, 2013

DETROIT, MI - OCTOBER 12: Niklas Kronwall
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Detroit Red Wings defenseman Niklas Kronwall suffered a concussion Thursday night against the Colorado Avalanche.

Helene St. James of the Detroit Free Press reported Kronwall was hit on the boards by Cory McLeod and had to be carried off by a stretcher as a result. He's "being evaluated" to determine the severity of the injury.

#RedWings D Niklas Kronwall motionless on ice for several minutes after hit from behind by Cody McLeod.  Kronwall off on stretcher.

— Helene St. James (@HeleneStJames) October 18, 2013

From Ken Holland: RedWings D Niklas Kronwall "being evaluated."

— Helene St. James (@HeleneStJames) October 18, 2013