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Video: Michal Rozsival catches Justin Abdelkader up high

May 15, 2013, 8:57 PM EDT

Like Eric Gryba on Tuesday, Justin Abdelkader finds himself on the wrong end of a tough hit in round two after being suspended for a check he delivered in his first-round series.

The Detroit Red Wings forward got the worst of this exchange with Chicago Blackhawks defenseman Michal Rozsival in Wednesday’s Game 1:

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It appears Abdelkader is OK – at least early on – as he returned to action in the same opening frame.

  1. gmenfan1982 - May 15, 2013 at 9:15 PM

    Video doesn’t work on the app.

  2. larrybiv - May 15, 2013 at 10:29 PM

    No it doesn’t. Oops.

  3. sjsharks66 - May 15, 2013 at 10:30 PM

    Stick the the back of the head? What about the elbow from Shaw? Lol

    Dont worry blackhawk fans. No suspensions for these. Cant ruin the favorites chances.

    • prd797 - May 15, 2013 at 11:05 PM

      Pretty sure Shaw got popped in the face by an elbow from Kindl as well and that won’t see a suspension either. Whatever, sh*t happens, it’s the playoffs. I would say you should worry about your guy Torres getting the book thrown at him, but who knows what number Mr. Shanahan’s wheel of justice will land on.

    • blackhawksdynasty - May 15, 2013 at 11:23 PM

      @sjs: I’m turning off the baby monitor, too much crying. WAHH!!!!!!!!!! the “favorites” win – again!!!!! WAHH!!!!!!!

    • comeonnowguys - May 16, 2013 at 8:50 AM

      SJS66 logic:

      Raffi: No problem
      Rosival: Problem

      Sounds about right.

  4. 19wasthebest - May 15, 2013 at 10:47 PM

    You can tell who the NHL favorites are. I counted I don’t know how many penalties that could have been called and was not. But Hossa dives and Kronner gets called. But they get away with the hit on Abby a couple interference calls and holding the stick

    • blackhawksdynasty - May 15, 2013 at 11:26 PM

      ***see above crybaby post***
      Typical “blame the refs for your team getting their a$$es kicked”
      This is the NHL, not the NBA. They got outplayed dude, get over it.

  5. sprtsfan1 - May 15, 2013 at 11:20 PM

    Haha! What Rotzi did was legal sorry to disappoint the ignorance. I played hockey my whole life and if someone comes at you, you can get yours stick in their face and make them regret coming at you. Part of the game. End of story.

    • chanceoffleury1 - May 15, 2013 at 11:35 PM

      You still have to be in control of your stick just as you would your elbow or whatnot. If that wasn’t the case then cross checking, slashing, and high sticking wouldn’t be penalties. Sticks can cause some pretty serious damage when used recklessly.

  6. jpat2424 - May 15, 2013 at 11:45 PM

    Great game. Hawks and wings fans. Don’t mind the call on Shaw. But get it right. It wasn’t Boarding thats for sure. It was and non intentional elbow Rozsial got away with one. But not intentional. The score didn’t reflect the outcome. Seems like hockey rules and penalties change game by game. Gonna be a tough and tight series. It will be fun that’s for sure.

  7. spavs412 - May 16, 2013 at 12:05 AM

    Cross check main point of contact is the head….

    • andrewproughcfe - May 16, 2013 at 2:15 AM

      How can he have gone back in the game with an obvious concussion? Dude was seeing serious stars, even on the bench.

  8. blackhawks2010 - May 16, 2013 at 12:59 AM

    Heads up goof!

  9. garrison1981 - May 16, 2013 at 3:14 AM

    Agreed! Contact to the head is what they’re preaching so if that’s the case the Shanahan should come in and punish like he came n punished the Wings! Can’t call it one way n not other!

  10. ctochester12 - May 16, 2013 at 9:36 AM

    Initial contact to the shoulder and then road up.

  11. drewsylvania - May 16, 2013 at 12:03 PM

    Whatever you think of the hit, it’s clear that Shanny’s name is misspelled.


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