The Detroit Red Wings are parting ways with a long-tenured veteran member of their team.
Justin Abdelkader has officially been placed on waivers for the purposes of a compliance buyout of his contract.
Update: Forward Justin Abdelkader has been placed on unconditional waivers for the purpose of a buyout.
— Detroit Red Wings (@DetroitRedWings) October 6, 2020
In 746 career games, all with Detroit, Abdelkader has scored 106 goals with 146 assists. The former Michigan State Spartan was originally drafted 42nd overall in the 2005 Draft.