Video: Justin Abdelkader ejected for charging Toni Lydman

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Detroit Red Wings forward Justin Abdelkader might get a call from the NHL after he was ejected from Game 3 of his team’s first-round series against the Anaheim Ducks for a charging hit on Toni Lydman.

Here’s early video of the hit (an extended version will be added soon):

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Lydman, 35, needed help off the ice after that check. Abdelkader received a five-minute charging major to go along with that ejection, which opened the door for the Ducks to score the game’s first (and so far only) goal on the ensuing power play.

Update: the Anaheim Ducks announced that Lydman is being evaluated and won’t return to the game.