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Justin Abdelkader banned 2 games

Updated: May 5, 2013, 10:38 PM ET
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Detroit Red Wings forward Justin Abdelkader received a two-game suspension for his hit on Anaheim's Toni Lydman, the NHL announced Sunday.

Abdelkader hit Lydman 15:11 into the second period of the Ducks' Game 3 win, appearing to leave his feet and make contact with Lydman's head. Abdelkader received a five-minute charging major and game misconduct.

The suspension means Abdelkader must miss Games 4 and 5 of the first-round playoff series between the Red Wings and Ducks. Anaheim ...

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