Abdelkader (lower-body) will be a game-time decision on Thursday.
Abdelkader took part in the Red Wings’ morning skate and will be a game-time decision on Thursday. Monitor Abdelkader’s status during pre-game warmups at 7:30pm ET. The American-born forward has one goal in five games this season.
Abdelkader was on the ice for the Red Wings’ morning skate, but will miss tonight’s game vs. the Hurricanes. With Abdelkader out, Andreas Athanasiou will remain in the Red Wings’ lineup. Despite not playing tonight, Abdelkader could be back in the lineup on Thursday.
Abdelkader (lower-body) did not practice on Monday; has not been ruled out for Tuesday’s game.
Abdelkader was a late scratch on Saturday and missed Monday’s practice, but head coach Jeff Blashill would not rule Abdelkader out for Tuesday’s game. Monitor his status during tomorrow’s morning skate.
Abdelkader (lower-body) is expected to be in the lineup on Saturday.
Abdelkader left Thursday’s game with a lower-body injury and did not return. He left early in the third period when the game was out of reach, so it could have been a precautionary measure taken by the Red Wings’ medical staff.
The Red Wings have signed Justin Abdelkader to a seven-year deal worth $28.75M ($4.25M AAV).
Abdelkader, who had a career-high 23 goals and 21 assists last season, opened this year with a hat trick, but since then he has only scored one goal with three assists in 14 games. Abdelkader will be paid $4.5 million until he is 36-years-old.
Abdelkader (hand) will be back in the Red Wings lineup in Game 3.
After missing the first two games of the series, Abdelkader confirmed on Monday that he will return to the lineup in Game 3. With Abdelkader back in, Stephen Weiss will come out. Abdelkader was arguably the Red Wings best player in the final month of the season and his hard-nosed style of play should be huge for them on Tuesday.
Abdelkader (hand) is expected to return to the lineup on Tuesday.
Abdelkader missed the final four games of the regular season and the first two games of the series, but it looks like he will be back in the lineup for Game 3 in Detroit. Monitor his status leading into tomorrow's game.
Abdelkader missed the final four games of the regular season and will be held out of Game 1 vs. the Lightning. Abdelkader continues to skate, but he is not believed to be too far from returning to the lineup. Monitor his status leading up to Game 2 on Saturday afternoon.
Abdelkader is likely to miss his third consecutive game after missing this morning’s gameday skate. Abdelkader was on fire prior to getting injured and the Red Wings could definitely use him back in their lineup as they push for the playoffs.
Abdelkader missed Sunday’s game after injuring his hand in the Red Wings shootout win over the Wild on Saturday. It sounds like he will not play on Tuesday, but GM Ken Holland believes Abdelkader will be back on Thursday.