Justin Abdelkader Injury: Updates on Red Wings Star’s Knee and Return

December 2nd, 2016 by Mike Chiari Leave a reply »

Detroit Red Wings forward Justin Abdelkader is set to miss two-to-four weeks after suffering a knee injury.

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Latest on Abdelkader's Playing Status Friday, Dec. 2 According to Helene St. James of the Detroit Free Press, the left winger is dealing with a slight MCL sprain that will necessitate some lineup shuffling.

Abdelkader exited Detroit's 2-1 loss to the Florida Panthers Thursday with what the team initially called a lower-body injury.

The 29-year-old Abdelkader is a key contributor to the Red Wings due to the size and physicality he brings to the table.

At 6'2" and 218 pounds, he is difficult to move from the front of the net, and he isn't afraid to throw his body around.

Abdelkader's statistical production has been modest this season with four goals and four assists in 22 games, but he is coming off consecutive campaigns with at least 19 goals and 42 points.

The American's presence is also important from a leadership perspective, as he is one of the Red Wings alternate captains.

Detroit is off to an uneven start at 11-10-3, ...

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