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Morning Skate Update

by Staff Writer / Detroit Red Wings

Gustav Nyquist takes a shot on black ace Jake Paterson. (Photo by Kevin Wilson/Detroit Red Wings)

Justin Abdelkader spoke briefly on his hit on Toni Lydman that led to his suspension for Game 4.

“I want to reiterate that there was no intent to injure. I don’t mean to injure anyone, put anyone at harm. I have respect for every one of the players in this league...I play a hard game, I play physical. Things happen really fast out there.”
-Justin Abdelkader told Ansar Khan

“I hope he’s back right away and he’s not injured. It’s an
unfortunate play.”
- Justin Abdelkader told Ansar Khan

Mikael Samuelsson will play up with Datsyuk and Zetterberg in
place of Abby tonight.


Todd Bertuzzi will return to the lineup and play on fourth line
with Eaves and Emmerton.

Brian Lashoff is in tonight, and will be paired with Jakub Kindl.


Jimmy Howard will make his 19th straight start tonight.

Jonas Hiller is in goal for the Ducks.


Toni Lydman will not play tonight due to neck pain and migraines.

Sheldon Souray will return to the Ducks' blue line in place of Lydman.


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