Justin Abdelkader wasn't available for the Red Wings in Game 4 against the Ducks on Monday.

But, the Ducks were missing someone, too — defenseman Toni Lydman.

Abdelkader was suspended two games for making head contact with Lydman in Game 3.

"Our guy will be out longer than two games," Ducks coach Bruce Boudreau said of Lydman, who is bothered by concussion like symptoms.

Ducks forward Corey Perry said Abdelkader's suspension wouldn't have a profound affect on the Red Wings.

"They have guys who can step in that role and position," Perry said. "We just have to be ready and play our style and go out and do the things we have to do."

With Lydman out, Boudreau went with Sheldon Souray.

A healthy scratch in Game 3, Souray is more of a physical presence than Lydman.

"(He's) been great," Boudreau said of Souray, who led Ducks defenseman with seven goals and was plus-19. "He led our team in a tremendous amount of things."

Boudreau didn't seem bothered by the two penalties Souray took late in Game 2 that led to Red Wings goals.

"The first one was an aggressive crosscheck and we accept penalties of aggression," Boudreau said. "What we don't like is the tripping and high-sticking, but if we're going to play physical, we're going to get penalties.