Abdelkader agrees to 2-year deal

Associated Press

Detroit — The Red Wings have added more depth to their roster.

Detroit general manager Ken Holland announced Monday the team and forward
Justin Abdelkader have agreed to terms on a two-year contract.

Abdelkader played in 50 games for the Red Wings last season. He had three
goals, three assists and was third on the team with 152 hits.

He played in just two games during the regular season in his first two years
in the league, going scoreless in all four games. He had two goals and had an
assist in 10 games during the 2009 playoffs when Detroit advanced to the Stanley
Cup finals and had two points in 11 postseason games this year.

Abdelkader is from Muskegon and lifted Michigan State to the 2007 national
title with the game-winning goal.

August 23, 2010