NHL fines Wings’ Abdelkader $5K for spearing

Ted Kulfan
The Detroit News

Philadelphia —Justin Abdelkader’s holiday just got a little less bright.

Abdelkader was fined $5,000 — the maximum allowed under the collective bargaining agreement — for his spear Tuesday on New York Islanders defenseman Scott Mayfield.

Abdelkader was assessed a minor penalty for slashing.

The Red Wings won the game, 6-3, and play in Philadelphia this evening.

The Red Wings didn’t have a morning skate Wednesday.