Red Wings forward Justin Abdelkader, who is playing for Team USA at the Men's World Ice Hockey Championships in Belarus, was ejected from a game against the Czech Republic on Thursday for a devastating hit on Vladimir Sobotka.
In the video above (mobile users click here) Abdelkader hits Sobotka (St. Louis Blues) high during a quarterfinal game. Abdelkader received a five-minute penalty and was ejected shortly thereafter. He already had been suspended for one game during the tournament for a knee-to-knee hit on a Kazakhstan player.
The United States ended up losing, 4-3, ending its run in the tournament. The Czech Republic advanced to the semifinals, where it will face Canada or Finland.