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by George Malik on 12/14/13 at 08:00 PM ET
Update: No surprise here:
Update #2: FTR:
Update #3: Not playing tomorrow:
Via the CBC's Elliotte Friedman, The Score's Thomas Drance posted a .gif of the shoulder Penguins defenseman Deryk Engelland delivered to Justin Abdelkader's jaw, resulting in a match penalty for Engelland and possibly a concussion for Abdelkader, who first hunched over and then nearly fell over:
Late in the first period of Saturday night's game between the Pittsburgh Penguins and the Detroit Red Wings, Penguins defenseman Deryk Engelland made heavy contract with the head of Red Wings forward Justin Abdelkader on a neutral zone check.
You can see the brutal hit here:
[Courtesy NHL Network]
Engelland was assessed a match penalty on the play, and will likely face a disciplinary hearing for a rather blatant violation of rule 48. Abdelkader meanwhile was helped down the tunnel by Red Wings trainers...
The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette's Seth Rorabaugh found a video of the hit:
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