Abdelkader suspended two games for charging

by NHL.com

NEW YORKDetroit Red Wings forward Justin Abdelkader has been suspended for two games for charging Anaheim Ducks defenseman Toni Lydman during Game 3 of their Western Conference Quarterfinal series in Detroit on Saturday, May 4, the National Hockey League’s Department of Player Safety announced today.

The incident occurred at 15:11 of the second period. Abdelkader was assessed a major penalty for charging and a game misconduct.

For a full explanation of the decision, complete with video, please click on the following link: http://video.nhl.com/videocenter/console?catid=60&id=245671.