Detroit's Abdelkader to have NHL hearing over hit

Left wing was ejected for charging, game misconduct

5/6/2013
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Detroit Red Wings left wing Justin Abdelkader (8) checks Anaheim Ducks defenseman Toni Lydman (32) during the second period in Game 3 in Detroit, Saturday. Abdelkader was ejected for the hit.

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Detroit Red Wings left wing Justin Abdelkader (8) checks Anaheim Ducks defenseman Toni Lydman (32) during the second period in Game 3 in Detroit, Saturday. Abdelkader was ejected for the hit.
Detroit Red Wings left wing Justin Abdelkader (8) checks Anaheim Ducks defenseman Toni Lydman (32) during the second period in Game 3 in Detroit, Saturday. Abdelkader was ejected for the hit.

DETROIT -- Detroit Red Wings forward Justin Abdelkader will have a telephone hearing with NHL disciplinary officials at 4 p.m. today.

The hearing, which could result in a suspension, comes less than 24 hours after Abdelkader was ejected from Game 3 of a Western Conference quarterfinal against the Anaheim Ducks at Joe Louis Arena. Abdelkader hit Ducks defenseman Tony Lydman in the second period of a 4-0 loss, and appeared to come off his skates and make contact with Lydman's head.

Abdelkader received a five-minute major for charging and a game misconduct. Lydman did not return to the game, and Ducks coach Bruce Boudreau said Lydman had a "headache."

The Red Wings host the Ducks in Game 4 at 8 p.m. Monday.

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