The Red Wings have given defenseman Niklas Kronwall a seven-year contract extension worth over 33-million dollars. Kronwall this season has one goal and one assist and leads the team with 21 blocked shots.
Kronwall was named an assistant captain, joining captain Nick Lidstrom and fellow assistants Pavel Datsyuk and Henrik Zetterberg.Detroittonight will try to get back on track after their 5-and-0 start turned into a 4-game losing streak.
The Red Wings will host the Minnesota Wild at Joe Louis Arena. Last Saturday, the Wild blanked Detroit 1-to-0.