Justin Abdelkader RUMORS & NEWS

  • Red Wings' Justin Abdelkader named USA captain at World Championship

    Michigan Live "Detroit Red Wings forward Justin Abdelkader was named captain of Team USA for this year's World Championship, which begins today in Minsk, Belarus. Abdelkader, a Muskegon native, previously skated for the U.S. Men’s National Team at the 2012 World Championship in Helsinki, Finland, and..." May 09

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    Helene St. James @HeleneStJames

    Landon Ferraro will play if Todd Bertuzzi doesn't. Justin Abdelkader (cut leg) out 2 weeks per Babcock #redwings

  • With Abdelkader out two weeks, Smith moves to forward

    Fox Sports Detroit "The Red Wings' injury situation has gone from ludicrous to surreal. The Wings announced Tuesday morning that Justin Abdelkader will miss up to two weeks with a leg laceration suffered when he was cut by a skate in Sunday's game in Chicago. Coach Mike Babcock announced after the morning skate..." March 18

  • Red Wings F Justin Abdelkader advances into vital role

    Detroit News "With Justin Abdelkader out for Games 4 and 5 against the Ducks, Henrik Zetterberg was asked if he had instructed potential replacements about playing on the top line with him and Pavel Datsyuk. Zetterberg smiled and cracked a little wise. "No, I think they already heard enough from Pavs,"..." May 15

  • Justin Abdelkader's return for Game 6 'huge' for the Red Wings

    Detroit Free Press "Huge game. Huge return. Huge impact. Red Wings coach Mike Babcock expects nothing less Friday, when the Wings get hard-hitting forward Justin Abdelkader back just in time to face Anaheim in a do-or-die Game 6 at Joe Louis Arena. Abdelkader returns from a two-game suspension he drew for his..." May 10

  • Justin Abdelkader's punishment fits the times, if not the crime

    Detroit Free Press "The Hit Heard ’Round Detroit was neither dirty nor deliberately vicious. But Justin Abdelkader was needlessly reckless sizing up Anaheim’s Toni Lydman for a thunderous check in Game 3. The two-game suspension the NHL leveled Sunday certainly feels like an appropriate punishment, consistent with..." May 06

  • Justin Abdelkader's hit deals Red Wings far bigger blow

    Detroit News "Justin Abdelkader's huge blow sent a Ducks player sprawling and sent the crowd into a frenzy. But as it turns out, the Red Wings suffered the much bigger blow, and chances of recovery aren't looking good. One hit changed this game and might have changed this series. Abdelkader was given a..." May 05

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    The Wheel Deal @Bill_Roose

    NHL levies a two-game suspension on RedWings Justin Abdelkader for his hit on Ducks Toni Lydman.