Found September 15, 2012 on MyTeamRivals.com:
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The Detroit Red Wings have re-signed forward Justin Abdelkader. The deal is for four years and worth $7.2 million, as reported by the Detroit Free Press. “It’s nice to get it done,” Abdelkader said. “It’s great security. I’m thrilled, excited about the opportunity that they believe me in to sign me for four years. It’s awesome coming out here each day and putting the Red Wings sweater on.” Red Wings GM Ken Holland had the following to say about Abdelkader: “Abby is a big strong guy; he can play left wing. He was a real good centerman in college and in the AHL, and he played some center last year. He’s versatile. He’s physical. He’s comfortable dropping the gloves. He chipped in eight goals last year. We think there’s more there, with opportunity.” Abdelkader has become a regular in the lineup each of the last two seasons. He has been a fourth-line center mostly, but saw plenty of time last season on the third line at left wing. In addition to his offensive numbers (eight goals, 1
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