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Abdelkader faces hearing following hit on Lydman

Sunday, 05.05.2013 / 9:04 AM / News

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Abdelkader faces hearing following hit on Lydman
Detroit F Justin Abdelkader will have a hearing with the NHL Department of Player Safety Sunday for a hit on Anaheim's Toni Lydman Saturday.

Detroit Red Wings forward Justin Abdelkader will have a hearing with the NHL Department of Player Safety on Sunday afternoon for a hit on Toni Lydman of the Anaheim Ducks in Game 3 of the Western Conference Quarterfinal series on Saturday night at Joe Louis Arena.

Abdelkader received a five-minute major for charging and a game misconduct for the hit, which occurred as Lydman was playing the puck in his own zone at 15:11 of the second period. Lydman left the game and did not return.

The following grounds are being considered for supplemental discipline: charging. However, the Department of Player Safety retains the right to make adjustments to the infraction upon review.

Anaheim won the game, 4-0, to take a 2-1 lead in the series. Game 4 is Monday in Detroit.

Quote of the Day

If you want to prove people wrong, you've just got to go out and do it. Yeah, we blew 3-2 series leads the last two years, but no one is going remember that if we go out there on Saturday night and beat these guys and go play in the Stanley Cup Final. We need to get back to work and we'll start to do that tomorrow.

— Ducks forward Kyle Palmieri following a loss to the Blackhawks in Game 6 on Wednesday