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Justin Abdelkader | Winger | #8

Team: Detroit Red Wings
Age / DOB:  (30) / 2/25/1987
Ht / Wt:  6'2' / 214
College: Michigan State
Drafted: 2005 / Rd. 2 (42) / DET
Contract: view contract details

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Justin Abdelkader (groin) will miss Detroit's next three games.
In other words, Abdelkader won't be back until Thursday at the earliest. He's already missed two contests in addition to the three he's been ruled out for. He has eight goals and 21 points in 43 games this season. Jan 19 - 3:57 PM

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Justin Abdelkader (groin) won't play on Saturday against Carolina.

Abdelkader has been ruled out for Detroit's next two games, including Tuesday's match versus Dallas. Coach Jeff Blashill said tests on Abdelkader did not reveal any structural damage, but a timetable beyond this week is unclear.
Jan 16 - 11:38 AM

Justin Abdelkader (groin) has been ruled out for Tuesday's game versus Dallas.

Abdelkader suffered a groin injury on Saturday at Pittsburgh. He is still being evaluated to determine a timetable for his return.
Jan 16 - 10:00 AM

Justin Abdelkader (lower body) will be re-evaluated Monday.

Coach Jeff Blashill doesn't expect Abdelkader will be available to play Tuesday against Dallas. He wasn't able to play Sunday due to a lower-body injury.
Jan 15 - 10:34 AM

The Detroit Red Wings have announced that Justin Abdelkader and Darren Helm are both likely out tomorrow due to lower-body injuries suffered today against the Pittsbugh Penguins.

Abdelkader pinched in with a goal this afternoon against the Penguins but wasn't able to finish the game after sustaining his injury. The Red Wings are expected to call-up at least one player ahead of tomorrow's game against the Chicago Blackhawks.
Jan 13 - 4:22 PM

The Detroit Red Wings have announced that foward Justin Abdelkader has suffered a lower-body injury and will not return to this afternoon's contest.

Abdelkader tied the game at one with a first period goal but it has gone done hill from there as the Red Wings are currently trailing 4-1 to the Pittsburgh Penguins. He's now up to eight goals and 21 points in 41 games so far this season. We'll likely get an update on his injury after the game.
Jan 13 - 3:10 PM

Justin Abdelkader scored in a 3-1 loss to the New Jersey Devils on Wednesday night.

Abdelkader hadn't picked up a point in his previous seven games. He's among a number of Red Wings who've been struggling to score as of late, but he managed to got off the schneid Wednesday. Abdelkader has six goals and 19 points in 35 games this season.
Thu, Dec 28, 2017 12:29:00 AM

Justin Abdelkader has one goal and no assists in his last 11 games.

Abdelkader hasn't picked up a point in the last seven contests. He isn't the only player on the Red Wings struggling to score right now, though. Henrik Zetterberg has one goal in 28 games, Dylan Larkin has one goal in 15 contests, Anthony Mantha has one goal in nine contests and Andreas Athanasiou hasn't found the back of the net in 14 games.
Wed, Dec 27, 2017 09:20:00 AM

Justin Abdelkader potted a goal in Tuesday's 5-1 win over Winnipeg.

Abdelkader's fifth goal of the season opened the scoring 10:42 into the first period. He has accounted for 18 points in 27 matches this season, including 12 points in his last 14 outings.
Wed, Dec 6, 2017 09:06:00 AM

Justin Abdelkader picked up two assists in a 6-2 loss to the Edmonton Oilers on Wednesday.

Despite the loss, Justin Abdelkader picked up points in his fourth straight match. The winger now has seven points in four games for the Red Wings. Overall, he has 15 points in 21 games.
Wed, Nov 22, 2017 10:07:00 PM

Justin Abdelkader potted his fourth goal of the season in Sunday's 4-3 overtime loss to Colorado.

Abdelkader opened the scoring in the contest. He has been quietly productive this season with 13 points in 20 games. Abdelkader has also provided two goals and five helpers in his last six appearances.
Mon, Nov 20, 2017 10:11:00 AM

Justin Abdelkader (fractured cheekbone) will be back in the fold on Wednesday.

Coach Jeff Blashill confirmed that Abdelkader will return after the winger participated in Monday's practice. He is projected to play with Dylan Larkin and Tomas Tatar. Abdelkader missed one game with a fractured cheekbone and he will wear a protective face shield.
Mon, Nov 13, 2017 04:29:00 PM

Justin Abdelkader (fractured cheekbone) took part in Monday's practice.

Abdelkader participated in the session wearing a protective face shield. He wasn't able to play Saturday because of a fractured cheekbone, but it looks like he could be a possibility for Wednesday night against Calgary.
Mon, Nov 13, 2017 03:26:00 PM

Justin Abdelkader will miss Saturday night's game against Columbus with a fractured cheekbone.

The Red Wings announced his injury today and he's considered day-to-day until he visits a specialist on Monday. David Booth and Danny DeKeyser are both healthy scratches for tonight's game against Columbus.
Sat, Nov 11, 2017 07:06:00 PM

Justin Abdelkader posted two assists with a plus-2 rating, four shots on goal, a blocked shot and a hit in Monday's 3-2 win at Vancouver.

Abdelkader has picked up the pace with five assists over his past six outings. He has shown a penchant for picking up points in bunches, so strike while the iron is hot in fantasy pools. He's not a bad addition in deeper pools, especially those formats rewarding penalty minutes.
Tue, Nov 7, 2017 01:33:00 AM

Depth Charts

All Positions
C1Henrik Zetterberg
2Dylan Larkin
3Frans Nielsen
4Luke Glendening
LW1Tomas Tatar
2Anthony Mantha
3Justin Abdelkader
4Darren Helm
5Tyler Bertuzzi
RW1Gustav Nyquist
2Andreas Athanasiou
3Martin Frk
4Luke Witkowski
5David Booth
6Johan Franzen
D1Mike Green
2Trevor Daley
3Danny DeKeyser
4Niklas Kronwall
5Nick Jensen
6Jonathan Ericsson
7Xavier Ouellet
G1Jimmy Howard
2Petr Mrazek