As both players reached for a loose puck late in the first period
of Saturday's game, Engelland's shoulder landed high on Abdelkader
and was ejected with a match penalty. Abdelkader was helped off the
ice and has not played since.
"Engelland tucks his shoulder and drives through Abdelkader
recklessly, picking his head and making it the main point of
contact," the NHL said in a video on its website.
Engelland, who was also suspended three games in 2011 for an illegal
hit to the head, has five points in 27 games this season for the
Eastern Conference-leading Penguins.
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Abdelkader, who has 13 points in 34 games, practiced with the
Red Wings on Wednesday for the first time since his injury.
(Reporting by Steve Keating in Toronto;
editing by Frank Pingue)
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