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Red Wings' top line takes big hit with suspension of Abdelkader
Red Wings' top line takes big hit with suspension of Abdelkader

DETROIT -- The Ducks will be facing an altered Red Wings team at a most critical time, in Game 4 on Monday night. What has been the Red Wings' top line, the one carrying them into the playoffs, was dismantled when the NHL suspended Detroit forward Justin Abdelkader for two games for his hit on Ducks defenseman Toni Lydman late in the second period in Saturday’s Game 3. Abdelkader had been an effective force with the highly skilled duo of center Pavel Datsyuk and Henrik Zetterberg. But the suspension forces the Red Wings to look for a quick solution because their season could be over by the time Abdelkader returns. The Ducks lead the Western Conference quarterfinals, two...

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