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JUSTIN ABDELKADER RUMORS

Is Justin Abdelkader A Top-Six Forward For The Detroit Red Wings?

from Ansar Khan of Mlive, 2014-15 outlook: Abdelkader likely will start the season on the top line with Pavel Datsyuk and possibly Henrik Zetterberg. Coach Mike Babcock likes having a "heavy body" on each line, someone to provide a physical presence, go to the net and retrieve pucks. Abdelkader has filled this role for Datsyuk much of the past two seasons as the guy...
Via Kukla's Korner
August 10, 2014  |  Discuss

Justin Abdelkader Suspended Three Games By IIHF

from IIHF.com, The IIHF Disciplinary Committee recently dealt with several cases from the past championship season. Among the suspended players are Justin Abdelkader and Nikolai Antropov following incidents occurring at the 2014 IIHF Ice Hockey World Championship in Minsk, Belarus. Team USA forward Justin Abdelkader was suspended three games for a check to the head and neck...
Via Kukla's Korner
July 29, 2014  |  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

Justin Abdelkader Suspended For One Game By The IIHF

The International Ice Hockey Federation handed down a one-game suspension to Justin Abdelkader for a knee-on-knee hit on Konstantin Pushkaryovbega in the first period of the game against Kazakhstan on May 16th.. Justin Abdelkader was given a two-minute penalty for kneeing, but the IIHF did not feel it was enough of a punishment for Abdelkader. The IIHF’s reasoning behind this...
Via Pro Sports Daily
May 17, 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...
Via isportsweb.com
February 03, 2014  |  Discuss

Justin Abdelkader headlines Thursdays daily game value plays

Justin Abdelkader, Detroit Red Wings – $6,279: Abdelkader has won the right to play alongside two fantasy studs in Pavel Datsyuk and Henrik Zetterberg. Buffalo was one of the worst defensive teams in the NHL last year and they didn’t improve much in the offseason. That line should be good for a couple goals tonight. Justin Abdelkader brings a lot to the table for Fantasy owners...
Via Fantasy Sports Locker Room
October 02, 2013  |  Discuss

Justin Abdelkader: First Arab-American NHL Player

  Detroit Red Wings forward Justin Abdelkader is the first Arab-American to play in the NHL. Detroit Red Wings forward Justin Abdelkader is the first Arab-American to play in the NHL. There has been three Arab-Canadians to play in the NHL, but Abdelkader is the first American to play in the league and to also have an Arabic descent. Justin Abdelkader is the son of Joseph and Sheryl...
Via isportsweb.com
June 10, 2013  |  Discuss

Detroit's Abdelkader suspended 2 games for hit

Detroit's Justin Abdelkader has been suspended two games for Saturday's hit on Anaheim's Toni Lydman. The suspension means Abdelkader must miss Games 4 and 5 of the first-round playoff series between the Red Wings and Ducks. Anaheim leads the series 2-1. Abdelkader appeared to catch Lydman in the side of the head with his left shoulder, and he was given a major penalty...
Via AP on Fox
May 05, 2013  |  Discuss
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Abdelkader ejected for hit on Lyman

Justin Abdelkader’s controversial hit turned Game 3 — and possibly the series — of the Detroit-Anaheim playoff series in the Ducks’ favor. The two teams were locked in a close-checking 0-0 tie late in the second period when Abdelkader delivered a punishing shot on Anaheim defender Toni Lydman, which knocked Lydman from the game with a possible head injury. Abdelkader was...
Via The Detroit Sports Site
May 04, 2013  |  Discuss

Vinny Prospal tells Justin Abdelkader to check the Scoreboard

With 5:54 left in the third period Columbus Blue Jackets forward Vinny Prospal and Detroit Red Wings forward Justin Abdelkader got into a bit of a shoving match.  As they were separated, Prospal pointed to the scoreboard to let Abdelkader know that the Blue Jackets were up 3-0, in case he had forgotten.  The scoreboard point earned Prospal a 10-minute misconduct which seems extreme...
Via Diehardsport
March 10, 2013  |  Discuss
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