The Anaheim Ducks won't know until sometime today whether defenseman Toni Lydman will be available to play against the Detroit Red Wings tonight in Game 4 of their playoff series at Joe Louis Arena. Lydman was knocked out of Game 3 with 4:49 left in the second period after a big hit from Detroit's Justin Abdelkader, who was suspended for two games Sunday after receiving a charging major and game misconduct. "Toni has headaches," coach Bruce Boudreau said Sunday. "He's got a stiff neck and bright lights are bugging him, so I don't know when that's now going to be there. So if we're going minute-by-minute and day-by-day, (Game 4) is very questionable for him." Boudreau hopes the Ducks don't try and extract any revenge for the hit on Lydman. Abdelkader won't even be in Detroit's lineup until Game 6 – if the series even goes that far since Anaheim leads 2-1 and could send the Red Wings packing with victories tonight and Wednesday in Game 5 at the Honda Center. "If you want to vent and you want to do dumb acts on people it's going to people it's going to end up costing us in the end," Boudreau said. "It gets you nowhere so the cooler we can stay is the more success we can have. It doesn't always work the way you want it to, but that's what we've been preaching all year long.
Anaheim Ducks won't know until sometime today if Toni Lydman can play Game 4 vs. Detroit Red Wings
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