DETROIT — As expected, the
The hearing, scheduled for 4 p.m. EST, comes after Abdelkader’s hit on
Anaheim scored 18 seconds into the ensuing power play in what had been a scoreless game and then used the momentum of captain
Abdelkader is facing the possibility of a multigame suspension, and if the hit was a game-changer on Saturday, it could greatly change the outlook of the series. He plays on a line with creative offensive forces
“We could put [
Lydman's status remains unclear. He has been a steadying presence for the Ducks, especially when they were on their heels, as they were killing multiple penalties in the first period on Saturday.
"He's a solid defenseman," Ducks Coach Bruce Boudreau said after Game 3. "He plays smart, plays the game smart, he doesn't look too big out there. He's strong as an ox. We're hoping that he's not out too long. I'm not a doctor, I don't know how long he's going to be out. I'd like to see him back on the ice tomorrow but I don't think that's going to happen."