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Justin Abdelkader | Winger

Team: Detroit Red Wings
Age / DOB:  (28) / 2/25/1987
Ht / Wt:  6'2' / 218
College: Michigan State
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Justin Abdelkader wants to remain in Detroit beyond this season but he knows that things don't always turn out the way you expect.
Obviously you want to stay but you also know it’s a business," Abdelkader said. "You just don’t know (what’ll happen). I’m just going to focus on having another good year and we’ll see what happens." The 28-year-old had a career-high 23 goals and 44 points for the Wings last season. Aug 29 - 9:53 AM

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Justin Abdelkader can become an unrestricted free agent next summer.

He is seeking a strong follow-up to his career year in 2014-15. Abdelkader had 23 goals, 44 points, 72 penalty minutes and 153 hits in 71 games. The 28-year-old intends to prove that he can contribute again as a top-six forward and there already appears to be mutual interest to get another contract worked out long before the start of free agency. It's being speculated that he could get paid somewhere in the $4.5-5 million range.
Aug 10 - 11:16 AM

Justin Abdelkader played the last few games of the regular season and the playoffs with a fractured right middle finger.

He sustained the injury by blocking a shot in an April 4th contest against Minnesota but didn't miss any game action despite being in some pain. Gotta love hockey players!
May 2 - 9:56 AM

Justin Abdelkader picked up an assist in his return to the lineup on Tuesday.

He missed the first two games of Detroit's first-round series against Tampa Bay and the last four contests of the regular season with a hand injury. Abdelkader also finished second on the club with six hits.
Apr 22 - 8:53 AM

Justin Abdelkader (hand) has confirmed that he'll be back in the lineup on Tuesday

He skated with Henrik Zetterberg and Gustav Nyquist during Monday's practice. Abdelkader has missed the last six games, including Detroit's first two playoff matches, with a hand injury.
Apr 20 - 2:17 PM

Justin Abdelkader (hand) is likely to return to the Red Wings lineup for Game 3, according to coach Mike Babcock.

Abdelkader has not played since April 4. The 28-year-old had 23 goals and 44 points during the regular season. Pay close attention to the Red Wings' practices leading up to Tuesday's game.
Apr 18 - 7:57 PM

The Detroit Red Wings won't alter their lineup heading into Game 2 against the Tampa Bay Lightning on Saturday.

That means that Justin Abdelkader will indeed be out once again. The Red Wings managed a 1-0 series lead despite a huge SOG disparity in Tampa Bay's favor, but coaches often decide not to rock the boat after a win.
Apr 18 - 1:18 PM

It does not appear as if Justin Abdelkader will be able to suit up for Game 2 of the Red Wings' best of seven series against the Lightning.

He is still dealing with a hand injury and is not ready to suit up.
Apr 18 - 9:14 AM

Justin Abdelkader (hand) will not be available on Thursday for Game 1 versus Tampa Bay.

However, he has been skating regularly and should be ready to return soon. Abdelkader is dealing with some inflammation in his right hand after he was hurt on Apr. 4.
Apr 16 - 4:42 PM

Justin Abdelkader (hand) didn't take part in line rushes on Wednesday.

His status will be determined after Thursday morning's skate. Abdelkader also didn't take part in contact drills.
Apr 15 - 3:49 PM

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

He didn't participate in battle drills and skated as the fourth member of the Stephen Weiss, Henrik Zetterberg and Gustav Nyquist combination. Abdelkader is hoping to play during the first round of the playoffs and he has until Thursday to try to get himself ready for Game 1 against Tampa Bay.
Apr 13 - 12:11 PM

Justin Abdelkader (hand) skated on Wednesday and his status for Thursday and Saturday hasn't been decided yet.

"Any time you get a bruise or something like that, you need to get the inflammation out as quick as possible," Abdelkader said. "So I'm doing therapy, rehab, trying to work that way." He has missed the last two games with a hand injury.
Apr 9 - 9:10 AM

Justin Abdelkader isn't dealing with a broken bone in his injured hand.

Abdelkader is merely day-to-day as a result and might even be back on Thursday. He has missed two straight contests.
Apr 8 - 1:16 PM

Justin Abdelkader (hand) will sit on Tuesday.

There's been some conflicting reports about his status, but we know that he won't play against Carolina. Abdelkader sustained a hand injury this past Saturday against Minnesota and it's unclear when he'll be available to return.
Apr 7 - 5:22 PM

There's some uncertainty surrounding the status of Justin Abdelkader, who sustained a hand injury this past Saturday.

The Wings called up Landon Ferraro on Monday, but Abdelkader's status for Tuesday night won't be determined until after the morning skate. He sat out Sunday's game versus Washington due to the ailment.
Apr 7 - 10:48 AM

Depth Charts

All Positions
C1Pavel Datsyuk
2Brad Richards
3Riley Sheahan
4Darren Helm
5Luke Glendening
LW1Henrik Zetterberg
2Tomas Tatar
3Teemu Pulkkinen
4Drew Miller
5Daniel Cleary
RW1Gustav Nyquist
2Justin Abdelkader
3Johan Franzen
4Tomas Jurco
5Joakim Andersson
6Landon Ferraro
D1Niklas Kronwall
2Mike Green
3Danny DeKeyser
4Kyle Quincey
5Brendan Smith
6Jonathan Ericsson
7Jakub Kindl
G1Jimmy Howard
2Petr Mrazek