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.
Abdelkader (shoulder) will return to the Red Wings lineup.
Head coach Mike Babcock said on Monday that he expected to have Abdelkader back in the lineup tonight and he will return after missing the last seven games with a separated shoulder. Abdelkader will skate on the Red Wings’ top line with Henrik Zetterberg and Gustav Nyquist. He has 15 points (7G / 8A) in 24 games this season.
Abdelkader (shoulder) is expected to return to the Red Wings’ lineup on Tuesday.
Abdelkader has missed the last seven games, but head coach Mike Babcock expects to have Abby back in the lineup tomorrow against Columbus. Abdelkader has 15 points (7G / 8A) and a plus-6 rating in 24 games this season.
Abdelkader (shoulder) hopes to return to the lineup next Tuesday.
Abdelkader will miss his sixth and seventh consecutive game on Friday and Saturday, but hopes to be back in next Tuesday. Monitor his practice availability over the weekend, that should give you a good idea if he is on pace to return vs. the Blue Jackets.
Abdelkader (shoulder) is practising with a no-contact jersey.
Abdelkader has missed the last four games with a separated shoulder, but participated in his first practice since suffering the injury on Tuesday. He is not expected to be in the lineup tomorrow vs. the Maple Leafs and he is likely still at least one week away from returning.
Abdelkader (shoulder) not sure when he will be back in the lineup.
Abdelkader was not on the ice for the Red Wings’ practice this morning, but did skate by himself after the practice—that is the first time he has done so since being injured. He is highly doubtful for Saturday and Sunday’s games.