Red Wings' Abdelkader suspended 2 games for hit

Forward to sit out Games 4, 5 against Anaheim Ducks


DETROIT — Detroit forward Justin Abdelkader will receive a two-game suspension as a result of a dangerous hit on Anaheim defenseman Toni Lydman on Saturday in Game 3 of a Western Conference quarterfinal.

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CBC reported the suspension this evening. Abdelkader had a telephone hearing this afternoon with the NHL's department of player safety.

Abdelkader will sit out Monday's Game 4 at Joe Louis Arena and Wednesday's Game 5 at the Honda Center in Anaheim, Calif. The Ducks are up 2-1 in the series, which continues Monday.