Detroit Red Wings

Position
LW
 
Jersey
8
Name  Justin Abdelkader
Born  2/25/1987
Height  6-2
Weight  218
Shoots  L
3/28/2015 7:33:00 PM
Description: Red Wings winger Justin Abdelkader scored his 10th goal of March on Saturday versus the Lightning.
Insight: As The Sports Network suggested on Wednesday, Abdelkader is a prime waiver wire pickup candidate because he has just been on fire this month. Ten of his 23 goals this season are from March while he also has 23 penalty minutes this month. If owners need those two categories, go pick up Abdelkader.
 
3/24/2015 10:24:00 PM
Description: Red Wings winger Justin Abdelkader scored a goal and an assist in the overtime loss to the Coyotes on Tuesday.
Insight: Detroit never led in the game, but they also never trailed by more than one as Arizona and Detroit alternated on nine goals. Abdelkader scored in the second period and then assisted Gustav Nyquist's power-play goal to tie it at four. Abdelkader has been very good in March with eight goals and two assists this month. It was a power-play goal and his 20th of the season. Abdelkader also had an assist, seven shots, four penalty minutes, and a plus-one rating. Erik Cole also tallied for Detroit.
 
3/22/2015 3:04:00 PM
Description: Red Wings winger Justin Abdelkader netted the overtime winner Sunday against the Blues.
Insight: It was a power-play goal and his 20th of the season. Abdelkader also had an assist, seven shots, four penalty minutes, and a plus-one rating. Erik Cole also tallied for Detroit.
 
3/14/2015 6:15:00 PM
Description: Red Wings winger Justin Abdelkader scored, but Detroit lost, 7-2, on Saturday to Philadelphia.
Insight: Abelkader scored in the second period to cut the Flyers lead to, 2-1, but Philadelphia scored five of the game's final six goals. Abdelkader has 19 goals and 18 assists in 60 games this season.
 
3/12/2015 10:58:00 PM
Description: Red Wings winger Justin Abdelkader scored the team's lone goal during Thursday's loss to the Blue Jackets.
Insight: Abdelkader also had three shots on goal and seven total penalty minutes. He now has 18 goals, 36 points, and 52 penalty minutes through 59 games this season.
 
3/6/2015 10:31:00 PM
Description: Red Wings winger Justin Abdelkader had a pair of goals in the loss to the Flames on Friday night.
Insight: Abdelkader scored the first two goals of the game, getting one of those scores on the power play. But then, Calgary stormed back, scoring the last five goals of the game as the Red Wings lost, 5-2. Abelkader has 16 goals and 18 assists in 56 games this season.
 
1/7/2015 9:48:00 AM
Description: Red Wings winger Justin Abdelkader scored a goal and two assists in Detroit, 4-2, victory over Edmonton.
Insight: Abdelkader assisted Kyle Quincey's goal and then scored on the power play. He also assisted Pavel Datsyuk's power-play score. Abdelkader has 10 goals and 11 assists in 33 games this season.
 
11/28/2014 10:06:00 PM
Description: Red Wings winger Justin Abdelkader scored a goal in Detroit's comeback victory in New Jersey on Friday.
Insight: Abdelkader scored on the power play about half way through the second period to make the Devils' lead, 4-3. Detroit added another goal in the third period and won in a shootout. Abdelkader has seven goals and eight assists this season.
 
11/20/2014 10:53:00 PM
Description: Red Wings winger Justin Abdelkader notched a goal and an assist on Thursday versus the Jets.
Insight: Abdelkader was plus-one with three shots on goal. He has six goals and eight assists on the season.
 
10/29/2014 9:58:00 PM
Description: Red Wings winger Justin Abdelkader notched three points in Wednesday's win over Washington.
Insight: He had two goals and an assist, along with three shots on goal and two penalty minutes. Abdelkader now has five goals and eight points, and has been a nice surprise early this season.
 
10/23/2014 10:18:00 PM
Description: Red Wings winger Justin Abdelkader scored the game-winning goal on Thursday against the Penguins in overtime.
Insight: Abelkader left the game in the first period aftre a puck hit him in the face. He was instrumental in the Red Wings comeback, finishing with a plus-two rating and three shots on goal.
 
10/22/2014 8:12:00 PM
Description: Red Wings winger Justin Abdelkader left Thursday's game against the Penguins after getting hit in the face with the puck.
Insight: With under five minutes to go in the first period, a Red Wing shot missed the net high and nailed Abdelkader just below his visor in his nose. He went to the locker room for repairs.
 
10/18/2014 7:44:00 PM
Description: Red Wings winger Justin Abdelkader is again on the top line for Saturday's game against the Maple Leafs.
Insight: Abdelkader has had a nice start to the season with two goals and two assists in four games. With the injury to Johan Franzen, Abdelkader will play next to Henrik Zetterberg and Gustav Nyquist on Saturday.
 
10/11/2014 10:48:00 AM
Description: Red Wings winger Justin Abdelkader will continue to skate on the team's top line with Henrik Zetterberg and Johan Franzen.
Insight: Abdelkader scored a goal off a deflection in Thursday night's victory over the Bruins. He is available in most leagues and fantasy owners can start him with confidence as long as he is playing with the top line.
 
9/23/2014 6:21:00 PM
Description: Red Wings winger Justin Abdelkader will begin the season on the top line.
Insight: After finishing last season with 28 points, the fact that Abdelkader will be playing next to Pavel Datsyuk and Henrik Zetterberg, makes it seem that number will increase this season. Consider him a deep sleeper.
 
4/13/2014 4:27:00 PM
Description: Justin Abdelkader gave Detroit all the offense it needed Sunday in a 3-0 win over St. Louis.
Insight: Abdelkader finished the regular season in style by poking home two of the Red Wings' three goals on Sunday. The outburst ended an 18-game scoring drought for the 27-year-old.
 
3/30/2014 5:56:00 AM
Description: Red Wings left wing Justin Abdelkader (leg laceration) returned to the lineup Sunday.
Insight: Abdelkader missed two weeks due to his injury. He came into Sunday's game with eight goals and 16 assists this season. The Red Wings made Todd Bertuzzi a healthy scratch to get Abdelkader back in the lineup.
 
3/18/2014 5:33:00 PM
Description: Red Wings left wing Justin Abdelkader will miss two weeks with a leg laceration, according to Chris Johnston of sportsnet.ca.
Insight: Abdelkader has eight goals, 16 assists, 29 PIM and 133 SOG in 62 games, so fantasy owners can easily replace him.
 
1/1/2014 5:48:00 PM
Description: Red Wings left wing Justin Abdelkader has scored a goal in two straight games.
Insight: Abdelkader also has seven PIM and four SOG in the last two contests. However, the 26-year-old only has 15 points in 37 games this season. He can be left on the free agent wire in most leagues.
 
12/17/2013 12:25:00 PM
Description: Red Wings left wing Justin Abdelkader is expected to miss about one week due to a concussion and the protocol to return.
Insight: Abdelkader has 13 points in 34 games which is a bit disappointing for fantasy owners who expected more.
 

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