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Position
D
 
Jersey
5
Name  Nicklas Lidstrom
Born  4/28/1970
Height  6-1
Weight  190
Shoots  L
5/31/2012 2:41:00 PM
Description: Detroit Red Wings defenseman Nicklas Lidstrom officially announced his retirement on Thursday. The 42-year-old played 20 NHL seasons.
Insight: Lidstrom's fantasy value slipped last season as he posted 34 points, a plus-21, 28 penalty minutes, 17 power play points and 148 shots on goal. In his career, the future Hall of Famer scored 1142 points with a plus-450 rating.
 
3/24/2012 8:30:00 PM
Description: Nicklas Lidstrom returned to the lineup on Saturday night after missing 11 games with a right ankle injury.
Insight: In his 20th season, the Red Wings' defenseman is still a solid fantasy asset. He's scored 10 goals and added 21 assist in 62 games this season. He also owns a stellar +25 rating. Get him into your starting lineup immediately.
 
11/6/2011 12:01:00 AM
Description: Nicklas Lidstrom scored two goals and added an assist with a +3 in the Red Wings' 5-0 win over Anaheim on Saturday. NHL.com
Insight: The venerable Wings' defenseman is showing absolutely no signs of slowing down with five goals and five assists in 12 games this season.
 
6/22/2011 11:08:00 PM
Description: Nicklas Lidstrom is the winner of the 2011 James Norris Memorial Trophy as the NHL's top defenseman. NHL.com
Insight: Lidstrom, who only a few days ago agreed to return for another season, edged out Shea Weber and Zdeno Chara for the award. The 41-year-old Lidstrom has now won seven Norris Trophies, just one behind Bobby Orr for the all-time lead.
 
6/20/2011 10:28:00 AM
Description: Nicklas Lidstrom has decided to return for another season with the Red Wings, agreeing to a one-year contract. TSN
Insight: The dollar amounts have not yet been finalized, but at least we know Lidstrom will be back for another season. A Norris Trophy finalist once again as a result of a 62-point season, Lidstrom should once again be one of the top defensemen drafted in fantasy leagues.
 
6/17/2011 3:08:00 PM
Description: Nicklas Lidstrom will reportedly make his decision about the 2011-12 season when he meets with Wings GM Ken Holland in Las Vegas on Monday and Tuesday. ESPN
Insight: Lidstrom met with Holland earlier in the week and had told him he had not made a decision. It sounds like he is really thinking over his future, so what he decides might be anyone's guess at this point.
 
5/14/2011 4:13:00 PM
Description: Nicklas Lidstrom plans to make a decision about his playing future by July 1. TSN
Insight: Should he decide to return for a 20th season, all with the Wings, Lidstrom would have no problem keeping up with his younger counterparts. He is a Norris Trophy finalist once again after finishing second in scoring among defensemen with 62 points (16g-46a) while playing in all 82 games.
 
5/6/2011 11:26:00 PM
Description: Nicklas Lidstrom scored two goals in the first period of the Red Wings' 4-3 win over San Jose in Game 4 on Friday. Yahoo Sports
Insight: Lidstrom's second goal made the score 3-0, but the Sharks managed to claw back to tie the game at 3 early in the third period. The 41-year-old defenseman has seven points (4g-3a) in eight playoff games, including two points in each of his last two games.
 
5/5/2011 2:52:00 PM
Description: Nicklas Lidstrom said that he would not discuss his playing future until the end of the season. Detroit Red Wings
Insight: Lidstrom may play his last NHL game on Friday if the Sharks eliminate the Red Wings and he decides to retire. Even though he is now 41 years old, Lidstrom does not look like a player who is even close to retiring, as he is once again a Norris Trophy finalist. That being said, check back for further updates throughout the summer.
 
4/25/2011 12:05:00 PM
Description: Nicklas Lidstrom, Zdeno Chara, and Shea Weber are the three finalists for the Norris Trophy as the NHL's top defenseman. NHL.com
Insight: Lidstrom is a six-time winner of the award, Chara won the award two seasons ago, and Weber is a first-time nominee. The winner will be announced at the NHL Awards on June 22 in Las Vegas.
 
1/30/2011 9:04:00 PM
Description: Nicklas Lidstrom was an amazing +7 in his team's 11-10 win over Eric Staal's team at the All-Star Game on Sunday. TSN
Insight: Lidstrom was paired with Shea Weber, who was a +6 himself in this game. Lidstrom appeared to pick a stronger team than Staal, but Team Lidstrom had to overcome a 4-0 deficit in the first period to win this game.
 
1/11/2011 8:05:00 AM
Description: Lidstrom recorded two more assists on Monday night against the Avalanche.
Insight: Lidstrom is now up to 41 points on the year with 11 goals and 30 assists over that span. (RapidDraft.com)
 
1/3/2011 2:04:00 PM
Description: Lidstrom tallied his 26th assist of the season on Detroit's final goal Sunday.
Insight: The 26 assists are good for 11th in the league, and Lidstrom has produced at least one point in seven straight games. (RapidDraft.com)
 
12/28/2010 9:00:00 AM
Description: Lidstrom scored a goal and added three assists on Monday night against the Avalanche.
Insight: Lidstrom has points in four straight games with three goals and four assists over that span. (RapidDraft.com)
 
12/28/2010 2:24:00 AM
Description: Nicklas Lidstrom scored a power-play goal and added three assists in the Red Wings' 4-3 overtime win over Colorado on Monday. Yahoo Sports
Insight: Lidstrom has recorded points in four consecutive games and has scored goals in three of his past four games. At age 40 in what might be his final season, Lidstrom is showing no signs of slowing down with 33 points (10g-23a) in 36 games.
 
12/27/2010 4:00:00 PM
Description: Lidstrom picked up an assist on Sunday in a win over the Wild.
Insight: Lidstrom has points in three straight games with two goals and one assist over that span. (RapidDraft.com)
 
12/24/2010 9:05:00 AM
Description: Lidstrom scored his ninth goal of the season on Thursday against the Blues.
Insight: Lidstrom has goals in back-to-back games and now has five goals over his last five games. (RapidDraft.com)
 
12/23/2010 8:05:00 AM
Description: Lidstrom scored his eighth goal of the season on Wednesday against the Canucks.
Insight: Lidstrom now has 27 points on the year with eight goals and 19 assists over a 33 game span. (RapidDraft.com)
 
12/16/2010 8:05:00 AM
Description: Lidstrom recorded his first career hat trick and added an assist on Wednesday night against the Blues.
Insight: Lidstrom now has seven goals and 19 assists in 30 games so far this season. (RapidDraft.com)
 
12/16/2010 1:02:00 AM
Description: Nicklas Lidstrom scored three goals and added an assist in the Red Wings' 5-2 win over St. Louis on Wednesday. TSN
Insight: Surprisingly, the hat trick was the first of Lidstrom's storied career. The 40-year-old d-man is still getting it done, as he is in the top 5 among scoring by defensemen with 26 points (7g-19a) in 30 games.
 

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