NHL fines Wings’ Abdelkader $5K for spearing
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.