Former Red Wings F Justin Abdelkader is back in pro hockey

The Detroit Red Wings mnade the decision to cut ties with veteran forward Justin Abdelkader prior to this season after 739 career NHL games, all played with Detroit. And while he wasn’t able to land another contract from an NHL team, one professional franchise is taking a waiver on him. Abdelkader signed a contract with … Read more

Alternate captains named for 2020-21 Detroit Red Wings

The Detroit Red Wings officially announced that Dylan Larkin is now the 37th captain in franchise history, following in the footsteps of the likes of Steve Yzerman, Nicklas Lidstrom and Henrik Zetterberg. And now that we know who will be wearing the “C” on his jersey, we now know who will be donning the “A” … Read more

Justin Abdelkader pens article for The Players’ Tribune: ‘All I ever wanted to be was a Red Wing’

Detroit Red Wings forward Justin Abdelkader(Photo: USA TODAY Sports)

In 2005, Justin Abdelkader’s dream came true when he was selected by the Detroit Red Wings in the second round of the NHL Draft. For the next 13 years, Justin was part of the Red Wings organization, until GM Steve Yzerman recently made the decision that it was time to move on. In a piece … Read more

Flashback: Detroit’s Justin Abdelkader’s bloody fight against New York’s Johnny Boychuk (VIDEO

It’s officially the end of an era in the Motor City, as the Detroit Red Wings officially cut ties with veteran forward Justin Abdelkader. Embed from Getty Images A home grown talent out of Michigan State University, Abdelkader donned the Winged Wheel for over a decade, and racked up plenty of penalty minutes along the … Read more

Red Wings GM Steve Yzerman explains why team waived Justin Abdelkader, talks COVID-19 testing

Prior to last night’s 1st round selection of Swedish winger Lucas Raymond, the Detroit Red Wings made the decision to part ways with a long tenured veteran and home-grown talent. Embed from Getty Images Former Michigan State Spartans forward Justin Abdelkader, who has donned the Winged Wheel since 2008, was waived for purposes of a … Read more

Red Wings fans react to the news of Justin Abdelkader’s tenure in Detroit ending

The Detroit Red Wings made the call this afternoon to officially place Justin Abdelkader on waivers for the purposes of a compliance buyout of the three remaining years on his contract. Embed from Getty Images Abdelkader, who was drafted by the Red Wings in 2005 while playing for the Michigan State Spartans, enjoyed a productive … Read more

Red Wings Justin Abdelkader goes full ‘Darren McCarty’ on Brendan Lemieux [Video]

Detroit Red Wings forward Justin Abdelkader(Photo: USA TODAY Sports)

In late January 2020, the Detroit Red Wings may have lost 4-2 to the New York Rangers, but at least there was one moment from the game that brought back some fun memories. Watch as Red Wings Justin Abdelkader goes full ‘Darren McCarty’ on Brendan Lemieux of the Rangers. Justin Abdelkader sees Brendan Lemieux -> … Read more

Detroit Red Wings’ Justin Abdelkader incites insane line brawl against Lightning (VIDEO)

The Detroit Red Wings had their hands full with the Tampa Bay Lightning during the 2016 Stanley Cup Playoffs, ultimately bowing out to their Atlantic Division foes in just five games in the opening round of the annual hockey tournament. However, the team didn’t go quietly – most notably thanks to a line brawl initiated … Read more

How waiving Justin Abdelkader will impact the Detroit Red Wings salary cap

The Detroit Red Wings made the decision to part ways with a long tenured veteran on Tuesday afternoon, waiving forward Justin Abdelkader for the purposes of a compliance buyout of the three remaining years of his deal. Embed from Getty Images Let’s take a look at how this move will affect the salary cap for … Read more

Red Wings waive forward Justin Abdelkader

The Detroit Red Wings are parting ways with a long-tenured veteran member of their team. Embed from Getty Images 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 … Read more

Here’s what a buyout of Red Wings forward Frans Nielsen’s contract would entail

It’s no secret that the Detroit Red Wings took on their share of bloated contracts during the tenure of former GM Ken Holland, who has since taken over the job for the Edmonton Oilers. Among the more regrettable deals he signed were the contracts for underperforming forwards Justin Abdelkader and Frans Nielsen. Embed from Getty … Read more

NHL’s top 22 buyout candidates list includes long-time Detroit Red Wing

This coming Friday, the NHL’s buyout window opens and it will go on through Oct. 8. According to James Mirtle of The Athletic, who put together a list of the NHL’s top 22 buyout candidates, it could be the league’s busiest buyout period of all-time. Embed from Getty Images Included on Mirtle list is long-time … Read more

Should Detroit Red Wings GM Steve Yzerman make a deal with the Seattle Kraken?

Last month, the NHL Seattle franchise officially revealed that they will be known as the Seattle Kraken. The Kraken will officially begin playing during the 2021-22 season but before that happens, they will have the opportunity to select one player from each of the current 31 NHL franchises, including from our Detroit Red Wings during … Read more

Red Wings’ Justin Abdelkader reveals gender of new child (VIDEO)

Detroit Red Wings forward Justin Abdelkader and his wife Julie are expecting a new addition to the family, which means that baby Jaxon will have a new sibling! The Abdelkader family revealed the gender of their new child with a special video: Can’t wait for jaxon’s little brother to join our family. 🙏 pic.twitter.com/WJUwAMslLp — … Read more