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Abdelkader has been playing on the Red Wings' projected second line through the first three days of training camp, joining Stephen Weiss and Gustav Nyquist, Helene St. James of the Detroit Free Press reports.

Abdelkader bounced all over the place for the Red Wings last season as the team dealt with a litany of injuries at forward, but with the team in better overall health entering 2014-15, he should see more stability in his role. The 27-year-old is valued by the coaching staff for his versatility as a checker, penalty killer, and depth scorer, but it's the latter attribute that largely puts him off the radar for fantasy purposes. Last season's meager outputs of 10 goals and 28 points represented career-highs, and he's unlikely to notice a spike in either category in 2014-15 if the Red Wings enjoy some semblance of health.

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The IIHF has suspended Justin Abdelkader for three games for a high hit against Vladimir Sobotka for a high hit during the 2014 World Championship.

Abdelkader's suspension will be served at the start of the 2015 World Championship. This marks the second time he's been suspended for his actions in the 2014 tournament. He also served a one-game ban for a knee-on-knee hit.

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Justin Abdelkader was ejected from Team USA's quarterfinal match against the Czech Republic.

He received five minutes for charging and a game misconduct for a high hit on Vladimir Sobotka. Even though the United States were eliminated by the Czechs from the tournament in the contest, he could be facing another suspension from the IIHF. He was banned for one game during the preliminary round for a knee-on-knee hit.

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Justin Abdelkader returned from his one-game suspension on Tuesday and he scored two goals for the United States in a 5-4 win over Germany.

"I felt pretty good as the game went on, pretty fresh," said Abdelkader, who earned the ban for a knee-on-knee hit. "I just wanted to hopefully spark my team tonight and it was a big win for us."

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Justin Abdelkader has been suspended for one game for a knee-on-knee hit on Konstantin Pushkaryovbegan of Kazakhstan.

The play occurred on Friday at the World Hockey Championship and so Abdelkader won't be eligible to play against Finland on Sunday. The USA captain has one goal and assist in five contests during the tournament.

Justin Abdelkader LW DET 5 Months

Justin Abdelkader was named captain of the U.S. team playing at the World Hockey Championships in Belarus.

The Predators' Craig Smith is one alternate captain, while the Islanders' Colin McDonald and Kontinental League winger Tim Stapleton will share the other alternate captain position. Abdelkader has had success in this tournament in the past registering four points in eight games in 2013. Under his captaincy, the Americans are off to a good start with a 6-1 rout of the host team, Belarus.

Justin Abdelkader LW DET 5 Months

Justin Abdelkader will play for the United States at the World Championships next week.

The tournament runs from May 9-25 in Minsk, Belarus. He had one goal and three assists in eight games for the American team last year.

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Justin Abdelkader recorded an assist in a 4-2 loss to Boston in Game 5 of the first round series.

The Bruins have advanced to the first round. Abdelkader had two assists in the playoffs, giving him 10 points in 54 career postseason contests.

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Justin Abdelkader scored twice in the Red Wings' 3-0 victory over St. Louis Sunday afternoon.

Riley Sheahan accounted for Detroit's other goal. Pavel Datsyuk registered his 19th and 20th assists of the season. Brian Lashoff, Tomas Tatar, and Jakub Kindl each recorded an assist in Detroit's season finale.

Justin Abdelkader LW DET 6 Months

Justin Abdelkader returned to action for the Detroit Red Wings on Sunday.

He had been sidelined with a lacerated leg. The hard-hitting forward replaced Todd Bertuzzi in the lineup in a game that is in progress.