Detroit News "With Justin Abdelkader out for Games 4 and 5 against the Ducks, Henrik Zetterberg was asked if he had instructed potential replacements about playing on the top line with him and Pavel Datsyuk. Zetterberg smiled and cracked a little wise. "No, I think they already heard enough from Pavs,"..." May 15
Detroit Free Press "Huge game. Huge return. Huge impact. Red Wings coach Mike Babcock expects nothing less Friday, when the Wings get hard-hitting forward Justin Abdelkader back just in time to face Anaheim in a do-or-die Game 6 at Joe Louis Arena. Abdelkader returns from a two-game suspension he drew for his..." May 10
Detroit Free Press "The Hit Heard ’Round Detroit was neither dirty nor deliberately vicious. But Justin Abdelkader was needlessly reckless sizing up Anaheim’s Toni Lydman for a thunderous check in Game 3. The two-game suspension the NHL leveled Sunday certainly feels like an appropriate punishment, consistent with..." May 06
Detroit News "Justin Abdelkader's huge blow sent a Ducks player sprawling and sent the crowd into a frenzy. But as it turns out, the Red Wings suffered the much bigger blow, and chances of recovery aren't looking good. One hit changed this game and might have changed this series. Abdelkader was given a..." May 05
NHL levies a two-game suspension on RedWings Justin Abdelkader for his hit on Ducks Toni Lydman.