Detroit sports teams and athletes participate in Blackout Tuesday

Detroit sports teams have taken to social media to voice their support of the Black Lives Matter movement. Music executives Jamila Thomas and Brianna Agyemang organized “Blackout Tuesday” to show solidarity over the death of George Floyd in Minnesota. Several Detroit athletes also joined in, including Justin Abdelkader, Tyler Bertuzzi and Amani Oruwariye.

Red Wings’ Justin Abdelkader destroys Tampa’s Michael Blunden [Video]

Flashback to the 2016 Stanley Cup Playoffs. By the time all was said and done in Game 2 against Tampa Bay, the Detroit Red Wings had been beaten handily by a score of 5-2. The win gave the Lightning a commanding 2 games to none lead in the best of 7 series. Though the game … Read more

Red Wings forward Justin Abdelkader giving back to community

While the spread of COVID-19 continues in Michigan, Detroit Red Wings forward Justin Abdelkader is lending a big assist to those who are working on the front lines to help heal the community. He and his wife Julie (and son Jaxon) are donating food to the healthcare workers at St. Joe’s Health in Pontiac: [email protected]Read more

Red Wings may have a way out of Justin Abdelkader’s contract after this season

To say that Justin Abdelkader‘s season has not been good might be the understatement of the year. After playing in 739 career games with the team, you can definitely say that he has seen some serious ups and downs during his tenure. Playoff runs, Hall of Fame worthy teammates, and even a Stanley Cup championship. Through those … Read more

Red Wings forward Justin Abdelkader out with illness

Detroit Red Wings forward and assistant captain is struggling this season – to say the least. Embed from Getty Images In 61 games played this season, the veteran forward has only registered four assists with zero goals scored. For tonight’s game against the Carolina Hurricanes, the team announced that he won’t be playing due to … Read more

667 NHL players outscoring Justin Abdelkader this season, including a few goalies

The Detroit Red Wings signed Muskegon, Mich. native and former Michigan State Spartan Justin Abdelkader to a lengthy contract extension in 2015 – 7 years, $29,750,000 to be exact. “He’s homegrown. A character guy. He’s one of the guys [coach Jeff Blashill] and I are looking to be one of the leaders of this team,” … Read more

Justin Abdelkader needs to be bought out, and fast

Justin Abdelkader is a true example of a home-grown player. A Michigan native, attended Michigan State for three years, and drafted by the Detroit Red Wings. Does it get any better than that? The Red Wings were hoping that Abdelkader would be a big part of the team’s future, and banked on that big time … Read more

Red Wings F Justin Abdelkader called out by ex-NHL goaltender

Detroit Red Wings forward Justin Abdelkader is stuck in the worst stretch of his NHL career. He hasn’t scored once in 29 games this season while only putting up three assists, and also features a plus/minus rating of -5. Embed from Getty Images That seems like enough for anyone to be calling him out, especially … Read more

Nashville Predators goalie Pekka Rinne is outscoring Red Wings forward Justin Abdelkader

Well, this isn’t a stat that will bring joy into the lives of Detroit sports fans. Nashville Predators goaltender Pekka Rinne scored a goal last night against the Chicago Blackhawks, firing the puck into Chicago’s empty net to become the first goaltender since Arizona’s Mike Smith (against Detroit, no less) accomplished the feat in 2013. … Read more

Red Wings F Justin Abdelkader returns to lineup after being healthy scratch

The Detroit Red Wings return home tonight in their final tune-up before the Christmas break to host the new-look Arizona Coyotes, who recently acquired sniper Taylor Hall from the New Jersey Devils. One player who will make his return to the lineup is Justin Abdelkader, who had been a healthy scratch. Embed from Getty Images … Read more

Jeff Blashill benches Detroit Red Wings’ alternate captain

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

Benching an alternate captain is not something any NHL head coach ever wants to have to do but that is exactly what Detroit Red Wings head coach Jeff Blashill did to Justin Abdelkader. Abdelkader was a healthy scratch on Tuesday against the Columbus Blue Jackets, something found out prior to the morning skate. Embed from … Read more

Justin Abdelkader could have new role when he returns to Detroit Red Wings

According to Detroit Red Wings head coach Jeff Blashill, Justin Abdelkader is on the verge of returning to the team. From Detroit Red Wings: “It’s good. I’m hoping he can have a day off tomorrow and have a real good practice Friday and potentially be ready for Saturday,” Blashill said. “Abby was playing good hockey … Read more

Detroit Red Wings 2010s All Decade Team

We’ve seen a little bit of eveything over the decade with the Detroit Red Wings, eh? Playoff battles, individual break outs, and teams that didn’t come close to sniffing the playoffs. Through all this, players at each position have stood out at each position. Here is my best attempt at an “all-decade team” for the … Read more

Detroit Red Wings recall Jonathan Ericsson, place 2 on IR

According to the Detroit Red Wings, they have recalled Jonathan Ericsson from the Grand Rapids Griffins and placed Patrick Nemeth and Justin Abdelkader on Injured Reserve retroactive to Nov. 10. The #RedWings today recalled Jonathan Ericsson from the Grand Rapids Griffins & placed Patrik Nemeth and Justin Abdelkader on injured reserve retroactive to Nov. 10. … Read more

Red Wings forward Justin Abdelkader to miss 3 weeks

The Detroit Red Wings will be without forward Justin Abdelkader for at least the next three weeks with a mid-body injury. Justin Abdelkader will be out a minimum of 3 weeks, per Blashill. — Detroit Red Wings (@DetroitRedWings) November 11, 2019 Abdelkader was injured during Sunday night’s victory over the Vegas Golden Knights after blocking … Read more

Red Wings recall Givani Smith following Justin Abdelkader injury

The Detroit Red Wings recalled forward Givani Smith from the Grand Rapids Griffins on Monday morning. The #RedWings today recalled right wing Givani Smith from the AHL's Grand Rapids Griffins. Details: https://t.co/Pz26Ir8Iuq pic.twitter.com/JsxiuNxa3o — Detroit Red Wings (@DetroitRedWings) November 11, 2019 MLive’s Ansar Khan reported that forward Justin Abdelkader wasn’t practicing, possibly due to suffering … Read more