Abdelkader (leg) isn't in jeopardy of having his contract bought out, despite how the Red Wings have welcomed Steve Yzerman back to Detroit as the new general manager taking over for Ken Holland, Helene St. James of The Detroit Free Press reports. Hindsight is 20-20, but Holland probably regrets putting Abdelkader -- whose most recent campaign ended early due to a leg injury -- on the books for seven years, $29.75 million in Nov. 2015. However, as noted by St. James, he still has plenty of term remaining, and the Original Six club would still have to pay the winger $1.45 million over the next eight years in a buyout scenario. Abby produced only six goals and 13 assists to go with a minus-14 rating this season, and it wouldn't be surprising if he's left undrafted in most shallow leagues in the fall. However, the entire Red Wings team should get a boost with Stevie Y in the front office, so a bounce-back season can't be ruled out, either.
Abdelkader (leg) is out for the season due to a hairline fracture, Helene St. James of the Detroit Free Press reports. Abdelkader finishes the year with six goals and 13 helpers over 71 games. Making matters worse, all but three of his points were ordinary 5-on-5 contributions, and he also went minus-14 as a byproduct of the Wings permitting a whopping 51 more goals than they've scored this season. The Michigan native has four more years remaining on a contract valued at $4.25 million annually.
Abdelkader (undisclosed) will not be on the ice for Tuesday's against the Rangers, Dana Wakiji of the Red Wings' official site reports. It's the second game that Abdelkader will miss with the mysterious injury. The 32-year-old forward has had a disappointing season on the offensive end with just 19 points in 71 contests.
Abdelkader (undisclosed) will miss Saturday's game against the Islanders. With Abdelkader out of commission, the Red Wings will unleash Prince University product Ryan Kuffner sooner than originally expected. It's been an awful campaign for the former, as Abdelkader only has six goals and 13 assists to go along with a minus-14 rating through 71 games.
Abdelkader picked up two assists in Sunday's 5-3 loss to the Sharks. Incredibly, it's his first multi-point performance of the season, and it matched Abdelkader's entire offensive output through the first 21 games of 2019. The scoring slump has seen the veteran winger drop to the Wings' fourth line, but if he can continue to show a spark, he could work his way back up into a more fantasy-friendly role -- especially if the team deals away other pieces at the trade deadline.
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