Red Flag Warning expires at 6:00 PM on 4/24, issued at 3:25 AM Adams, MA | Ashley Falls, MA | Becket, MA | Berkshire, MA

Red Wings F Abdelkader suspended 2 games

Set Text Size SmallSet Text Size MediumSet Text Size LargeSet Text Size X-Large
Updated: 5/05/2013 7:35 pm

New York, NY (Sports Network) - The National Hockey League issued a two-game suspension to Detroit Red Wings forward Justin Abdelkader on Sunday.

Abdelkader was given a major for charging and a game misconduct, after leaving his feet to deliver a hit to the head of Ducks defenseman Toni Lydman late in the second period of Saturday's 4-0 Anaheim victory in Game 3 of a Western Conference quarterfinal.

Lydman left the game and did not return.

"Abdelkader elevates at contact, turning what could have been a hard, full body check into a high, violent check with significant contact to the head that caused an injury," noted Brendan Shanahan, NHL director of player safety in a video explanation of the punishment.

The 26-year-old winger, who has never incurred any previous supplemental discipline, will miss Monday's Game 4 in Detroit and Wednesday's Game 5 back in Anaheim.

Detroit trails the best-of-seven series two games to one.

Inergize Digital This site is hosted and managed by Inergize Digital.
Mobile advertising for this site is available on Local Ad Buy.