Detroit Red Wings Sign Justin Abdelkader, Move Closer To Cap

August 23rd, 2010 by Chris Minniti Leave a reply »
As reported first to Bleacher Report by John Tabone, the Red Wings have signed Justin Abdelkader to a 2 year contract extension.

To add on to John's article, Abdelkader was signed to a $1.574 million contract with a cap hit of $787,000 per year.

This is great news for Red Wings fans as the Wings know that Abdelkader is a big part of their future plans, especially with a cap friendly hit.

But where does this leave the team when it comes to cap space?

According to, the Red Wings payroll, before the signing, had $862,123 remaining in cap space.

Signing Abdelkader has narrowed that margin to just $75,123.

Where does this leave the team now?

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