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Notes: Abdelkader to return to Wings' lineup Tuesday

DETROIT -- Before he was injured, Red Wings' forward Justin Abdelkader was perhaps the team's best forward, certainly he was Detroit's most versatile. In 24 games played, the former MSU Spartan had 15 points, notching seven goals with eight assists and was a plus-6, but most impressive was that whatever role coach Mike Babcock needed to plug him into, he responded extremely well...
Via Fox Sports Detroit
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Red Wings put Abdelkader on IR, call up Ouellet from AHL

  The Detroit Red Wings have recalled defenseman Xavier Ouellet from the Grand Rapids Griffins of the AHL and put forward Justin Abdelkader on the injured list. Abdelkader's move on Thursday is retroactive to Nov. 30, when he left a game against Vancouver with a shoulder injury. The 21-year-old Ouellet has played five games with the Red Wings this season. He earned his first NHL...
Via AP on Fox
10 days ago  |  Discuss

Abdelkader returns to practice, no timetable on return

DETROIT -- Justin Abdelkader is not ready to play yet but at least he's skating again. Abdelkader suffered a slight separation of his left shoulder after a hit by Vancouver's Luca Sbisa in last Sunday's game and missed the third period. "It was unfortunate the ref didn't give me the benefit of the call either," Abdelkader said. "But I knew I had to get to the red and get the puck...
Via Fox Sports Detroit
16 days ago  |  Discuss

Exclusive Interview With Detroit Red Wings Justin Abdelkader

Detroit Red Wings forward Justin Abdelkader is off to the best offensive start of his career.  The 27-year-old left-wing had seven goals and eight assists through 24 games before injuring his shoulder last week during a contest against the New Jersey Devils. It should not come as a surprise that Abdelkader finished the game. He played over 20 minutes on the Red Wings top-line with...
Via Beyond The Benches
18 days ago  |  Discuss

Abdelkader hurt with a shoulder injury

It wasn’t all good for the Red Wings today during their 5-3 win over the Canucks. During the second period, forward Justin Abdelkader suffered a should injury after a big hit from Vancouver’s Luca Sbis. Babcock said Abdelkader hurt his shoulder. Not significant. Day to day. — Ansar Khan (@AnsarKhanMLive) November 30, 2014 The play itself is hard to see in the video below...
Via The Majors Detroit
21 days ago  |  Discuss

Red Wings' Abdelkader suffers upper-body injury

            DETROIT -- The Red Wings had been doing better than last season in terms of injuries. But during Sunday's game, Justin Abdelkader missed the third period because of an upper-body injury. Abdelkader started the game on a line with Pavel Datsyuk and Henrik Zetterberg.  Abdelkader played 17 shifts in 12:39 and was plus-1. He was credited with one blocked shot. Johan...
Via Fox Sports Detroit
21 days ago  |  Discuss

Abdelkader (Mona Shores) vs. DeKeyser (De La Salle) Friday at Ford Field

DETROIT -- Oh, sure, they're friends and teammates now, but that all changes Friday. Justin Abdelkader went to Muskegon Mona Shores High School and Danny DeKeyser went to Warren De La Salle. The two teams square off in the Michigan High School Athletic Association Division 2 football championship game Friday at 1 p.m. at Ford Field. It'll be the first finals appearance for the Muskegon...
Via Fox Sports Detroit
24 days ago  |  Discuss

GIF: Justin Abdelkader probably faces IIHF suspension after vicious hit at World Championships

Justin Abdelkader who’s the captain of Team USA at the World Championship’s is facing IIHF discipline after destroying the Czech Republic’s Vladimir Sobotka during today’s quarterfinal match up in Belarus. Abdelkader was issued a charging penalty (his second of the game) as well as a game misconduct. If Abdelkader is suspended this would be his second suspension of the World...
Via The Majors Detroit
May 22, 2014  |  Discuss

Detroit Red Wings: First line production

           Justin Abdelkader celebrates with the one-knee fist pump                  (Photo credit: Gary A. Vasquez-USA TODAY Sports) Mike Babcock has always been a coach who frequently likes to mix up his lines, and now his latest first-line combination of Gustav Nyquist, Henrik Zetterberg, and Justin Abdelkader is appearing to be a genius move for the Detroit Red...
February 03, 2014  |  Discuss

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