Losers in five of their last six, the Red Wings will get arguably their best defenseman back in time for tonight’s game against the Blue Jackets.
The 35-year-old was a huge contributor upon getting hurt. In his first 45 games of the season, Kronwall sat second among Wings d-men in scoring, with 17 points, and led all skaters in ice time, at 22:45 TOI per night.
Needless to say, the Wings are happy about his return.
The club has not played especially well in Kronwall’s absence, going 6-6-3 in his 15 games away.
Defensively, the club suffered through a really bad stretch from Feb. 12-18, in which it surrendered 19 goals over four games and won just once — a wild 6-5 victory over Boston two Sundays ago.