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Justin Abdelkader | Winger

Team: Detroit Red Wings
Age / DOB:  (27) / 2/25/1987
Ht / Wt:  6'2' / 218
College: Michigan State
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Justin Abdelkader (shoulder) will be back in Detroit's lineup on Tuesday.
Abdelkader missed seven straight games due to the injury. His return could be bad news for Tomas Jurco as Abdelkader is likely to take his spot on a line with Henrik Zetterberg and Gustav Nyquist. Abdelkader has seven goals and 15 points in 24 games this season. Dec 16 - 12:20 PM

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

He's projected to be cleared to play Tuesday versus Columbus. Coach Mike Babcock expects Abdelkader to return after missing the past seven matches with a shoulder injury. Look for him to be taken off injured reserve at some point today if that is the case.
Dec 16 - 8:40 AM

Justin Abdelkader (shoulder) is targeting Tuesday as his return date.

Abdelkader has been sidelined for five straight games. When he's ready to play, Tomas Jurco will likely be taken off of the first line.
Dec 12 - 12:47 PM

Justin Abdelkader (shoulder) has been placed on injured reserve by Detroit.

He's retroactive to Nov. 30 and was moved to the team's IR to make a roster spot available for defenseman Xavier Ouellet. Abdelkader skated on Thursday at practice without a no-contact jersey, so he could be nearing a return to the lineup.
Dec 11 - 6:03 PM

Justin Abdelkader (shoulder) won't be available on Wednesday.

It will be Abdelkader's fifth straight game on the sidelines. He has 15 points and 20 penalty minutes in 24 contests in 2014-15.
Dec 9 - 12:35 PM

It does not appear that Justin Abdelkader will play until sometime next week at the earliest as he must first put his injured shoulder through some vigorous playing conditions before returning to action.

Abdelkader has been ruled out for this weekend's games but he might be ready to play next Wednesday against the Maple Leafs. We will update you as to his condition over the next few days.
Dec 6 - 9:28 AM

Justin Abdelkader has recovered from the flu, but is still dealing with a shoulder injury.

Now that Abdelkader isn't battling an illness he can at least resume skating. He was on the ice Friday after the Red Wings' practice. Don't count on him returning Saturday or Sunday.
Dec 5 - 2:43 PM

Justin Abdelkader, who has a shoulder injury, is also battling the flu.

So as it turns out, Abdelkader wouldn't have played on Tuesday even if he wasn't injured. With regards to both problems, Abdelkader should be regarded as day-to-day.
Dec 2 - 4:26 PM

Justin Abdelkader (shoulder) won't play Tuesday.

He suffered a shoulder injury in Sunday's win against Vancouver. He is listed as day-to-day. Abdelkader is enjoying a career year offensively, with seven goals and 15 points in 24 games, so hopefully he can get back in the lineup soon.
Dec 1 - 4:42 PM

Justin Abdelkader injured his shoulder in Detroit's 5-3 win over Vancouver on Sunday.

Red Wings' head coach Mike Babcock said that the injury isn't serious, and that Abdelkader is day-to-day right now. The 27-year-old has seven goals and 15 points in 24 games this season.
Nov 30 - 6:05 PM

Justin Abdelkader has had a solid first quarter of the season.

He is second on the Wings in scoring with 14 points, trailing only Henrik Zetterberg. Abdelkader believes his success has come from the fact that he trained full out in the off season and that he is completely healthy. The 27-year-old contributes in all facets of the game as he is a frequent visitor to the penalty box. Abdelkader should be owned in all deep hockey pools.
Nov 22 - 10:21 AM

Justin Abdelkader helped the Red Wings get a come-from-behind win over Winnipeg in the third period.

He scored his sixth goal of the season to tie the game at 3-3 and he assisted on Tomas Tatar's game winner just over two minutes later. Abdelkader has one goal and three helpers in his past four matches.
Nov 21 - 8:09 AM

Justin Abdelkader did a good job screening Columbus' Sergei Bobrovsky during Tuesday's 5-0 win.

He was in front of the net on Detroit's first two goals of the game and he picked up an assist on Gustav Nyquist's power-play tally. "He keeps getting better," coach Mike Babcock said. "We had four net-front presences on five goals, which is important playing against that goalie. With Bobrovsky, you have to find a way to get inside. You try to do that every night; some nights you get there and some nights you don't. Good for Abby." He has recorded 12 points in 18 games this year.
Nov 20 - 9:08 AM

Justin Abdelkader was moved to a line with Riley Sheahan and Tomas Tatar during Monday's practice.

The Wings also placed Tomas Jurco with Daniel Cleary and Darren Helm. Coach Mike Babcock had to shift some players around because Pavel Datsyuk missed the session with a groin injury and he's questionable to play Tuesday night.
Nov 18 - 8:51 AM

The Detroit power play came alive against Los Angeles Friday night.

After struggling for much of the season the Wings' first power-play unit featuring Justin Abdelkader, Pavel Datsyuk, Henrik Zetterberg, Gustav Nyquist and Niklas Kronwall has begun to click. In the 5-2 win over LA Friday night the Wings tallied twice with the extra man and had another PP marker Wednesday night. Although Abdelkader did not register a PP point Friday night, he did get an assist on an even-strength goal and is fitting in very well on Detroit's first line alongside Datsyuk and Zetterberg. First line PP and first line general duty makes Abdelkader worth rostering.
Nov 1 - 10:04 AM

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All Positions
C1Pavel Datsyuk
2Stephen Weiss
3Darren Helm
4Riley Sheahan
5Luke Glendening
LW1Henrik Zetterberg
2Tomas Tatar
3Daniel Cleary
4Drew Miller
RW1Johan Franzen
2Gustav Nyquist
3Justin Abdelkader
4Tomas Jurco
5Joakim Andersson
D1Niklas Kronwall
2Danny DeKeyser
3Jonathan Ericsson
4Brendan Smith
5Kyle Quincey
6Jakub Kindl
7Brian Lashoff
G1Jimmy Howard
2Jonas Gustavsson
3Thomas McCollum
4Petr Mrazek