Detroit Red Wings Justin Abdelkader will have a telephone disciplinary hearing with the NHL at 4pm et  this afternoon about his game-misconduct for charging on Toni Lydman from Saturday, according to Bob McKenzie on Twitter.

Abdelkader was assessed a major penalty for charging and given a game misconduct with 4:49 left in the second period. Lydman was helped off the ice and did not return to the game. Abdelkader cannot be suspended for more than five games.

“From what I gather, the league has done a pretty good job with these things, and I’m not going to say anything,” Anaheim coach Bruce Boudreau said after the game. “Mr. Shanahan can look at it.”


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