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Justin Abdelkader | Winger

Team: Detroit Red Wings
Age / DOB:  (27) / 2/25/1987
Ht / Wt:  6'1' / 219
College: Michigan State
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The IIHF has suspended Justin Abdelkader for three games for a high hit against Vladimir Sobotka for a high hit during the 2014 World Championship.
Abdelkader's suspension will be served at the start of the 2015 World Championship. This marks the second time he's been suspended for his actions in the 2014 tournament. He also served a one-game ban for a knee-on-knee hit. Jul 29 - 3:05 PM
Source: IIHF.com

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Justin Abdelkader was ejected from Team USA's quarterfinal match against the Czech Republic.

He received five minutes for charging and a game misconduct for a high hit on Vladimir Sobotka. Even though the United States were eliminated by the Czechs from the tournament in the contest, he could be facing another suspension from the IIHF. He was banned for one game during the preliminary round for a knee-on-knee hit.
May 22 - 2:23 PM

Justin Abdelkader returned from his one-game suspension on Tuesday and he scored two goals for the United States in a 5-4 win over Germany.

"I felt pretty good as the game went on, pretty fresh," said Abdelkader, who earned the ban for a knee-on-knee hit. "I just wanted to hopefully spark my team tonight and it was a big win for us."
May 20 - 10:24 AM

Justin Abdelkader has been suspended for one game for a knee-on-knee hit on Konstantin Pushkaryovbegan of Kazakhstan.

The play occurred on Friday at the World Hockey Championship and so Abdelkader won't be eligible to play against Finland on Sunday. The USA captain has one goal and assist in five contests during the tournament.
May 17 - 3:50 PM

Justin Abdelkader was named captain of the U.S. team playing at the World Hockey Championships in Belarus.

The Predators' Craig Smith is one alternate captain, while the Islanders' Colin McDonald and Kontinental League winger Tim Stapleton will share the other alternate captain position. Abdelkader has had success in this tournament in the past registering four points in eight games in 2013. Under his captaincy, the Americans are off to a good start with a 6-1 rout of the host team, Belarus.
May 10 - 10:06 AM

Justin Abdelkader will play for the United States at the World Championships next week.

The tournament runs from May 9-25 in Minsk, Belarus. He had one goal and three assists in eight games for the American team last year.
May 1 - 12:47 PM

Justin Abdelkader recorded an assist in a 4-2 loss to Boston in Game 5 of the first round series.

The Bruins have advanced to the first round. Abdelkader had two assists in the playoffs, giving him 10 points in 54 career postseason contests.
Apr 27 - 9:45 AM

Justin Abdelkader scored twice in the Red Wings' 3-0 victory over St. Louis Sunday afternoon.

Riley Sheahan accounted for Detroit's other goal. Pavel Datsyuk registered his 19th and 20th assists of the season. Brian Lashoff, Tomas Tatar, and Jakub Kindl each recorded an assist in Detroit's season finale.
Apr 13 - 3:21 PM

Justin Abdelkader returned to action for the Detroit Red Wings on Sunday.

He had been sidelined with a lacerated leg. The hard-hitting forward replaced Todd Bertuzzi in the lineup in a game that is in progress.
Mar 30 - 6:14 PM

Justin Abdelkader (leg) might be ready to return on Sunday against Tampa Bay.

"I had a good skate today, get a little workout tonight and then see how it feels in the morning," Abdelkader said after taking to the ice on Saturday. "Hopefully the swelling stays out of it and I feel good. It's been slowly progressing so we'll see." He has been sidelined since Mar. 16.
Source: Mlive
Mar 29 - 3:04 PM

Justin Abdelkader (leg) might return to Detroit's lineup next week.

If he manages to resume skating at some point this week then that could be a possibility. He has been out of commission since suffering a lacerated leg on Mar. 16 against Chicago.
Mar 26 - 9:17 AM

Justin Abdelkader (leg) will be sidelined for the next 10-14 days.

Abdelkader's leg was badly cut during Saturday's contest. He has 24 points and 29 penalty minutes in 62 games this season.
Mar 18 - 4:58 PM

Justin Abdelkader's lower-body injury is a cut leg.

Abdelkader suffered the ailment during Sunday's game against Chicago. He will not be available on Tuesday.
Mar 18 - 12:39 PM

Justin Abdelkader suffered a lower-body injury in Sunday's game against Chicago.

It's unclear if he'll be able to play in Tuesday's match-up versus Toronto. The Red Wings brought up Landon Ferraro from Grand Rapids on Monday to potentially fill Abdelkader's roster spot.
Mar 18 - 9:17 AM

Justin Abdelkader provided Detroit with all the offense they would need by scoring both goals in a 2-0 win over the Canucks Monday.

Abdelkader opened the scoring with his seventh goal of the campaign in the second period before icing the victory with his eighth into an empty net in the final minute. Henrik Zetterberg, Gustav Nyquist and Niklas Kronwall picked up assists in the winning effort.
Feb 3 - 10:28 PM

Depth Charts

All Positions
PosRoleName
C1Pavel Datsyuk
2Stephen Weiss
3Darren Helm
4Riley Sheahan
5Luke Glendening
LW1Henrik Zetterberg
2Tomas Tatar
3Daniel Cleary
4Drew Miller
5Teemu Pulkkinen
RW1Johan Franzen
2Gustav Nyquist
3Justin Abdelkader
4Tomas Jurco
5Joakim Andersson
D1Niklas Kronwall
2Dan DeKeyser
3Jonathan Ericsson
4Brendan Smith
5Kyle Quincey
6Jakub Kindl
7Brian Lashoff
8Ryan Sproul
G1Jimmy Howard
2Jonas Gustavsson