Red Wings' Abdelkader suspended two games for hit
DETROIT (AP) -- Detroit's Justin Abdelkader has been suspended two games for Saturday's hit on Anaheim's Toni Lydman.
Abdelkader appeared to catch Lydman in the side of the head with his left shoulder, and he was given a major penalty for charging and a game misconduct with 4:49 remaining in the second period. Anaheim went on to win the game 4-0.
The 26-year-old Abdelkader played all 48 games during the regular season for Detroit, scoring 10 goals with three assists. He also scored a goal in Game 2 against Anaheim, and the Red Wings went on to win 5-4 in overtime.
Game 4 is Monday night.