Lydman was helped to the dressing room. The Ducks said he was being evaluated and would not return.
Lydman was turning with the puck in the corner to the right of Anaheim goaltender Jonas Hiller when he was leveled by Abdelkader, who appeared to leave his feet on the hit. Abdelkader was assessed a five-minute major for charging and a game misconduct at 15:11.
Anaheim's Nick Bonino scored on the ensuing power play to give the Ducks a 1-0 lead.
It's a tribute to him, and everything he's done and deserved is coming to fruition tonight with his jersey in the rafters. He's going to be a first-ballot Hall of Famer. And I said today, if he's not, take my stuff out. If he doesn't deserve to be in there first ballot, no one does. Except for (Wayne) Gretzky, I guess.
— Hockey Hall of Fame member Brett Hull on former teammate Mike Modano, whose No. 9 was retired by the Dallas Stars on Saturday