Detroit Red Wings
    Justin Abdelkader
    Justin Abdelkader
    #8 | Justin Abdelkader
    Healthy
    Left Wing | Detroit Red Wings
    Stick Hand Left
    Date of Birth 2/25/1987
    Height, Weight 6'2", 214 lbs
    From Muskegon, MI
    Drafted 2005 - Rd 2
    2018-19 Season
    G
    6
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    A
    13
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    +/-
    -14
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    BIOGRAPHY  
    Stick Hand Left
    Date of Birth 2/25/1987
    Height, Weight 6'2", 214 lbs
    From Muskegon, MI
    Drafted 2005 - Rd 2
    RotowireApr 19, 8:28p ET

    News

    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.

    Impact

    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.