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Justin Abdelkader Ejected for Hit in World Championships


Justin Abdelkader was ejected for this hit on Vladimir Sobotka in the quarterfinals of the IIHF World Championships.

Abdelkader was given a charging penalty and game misconduct.

Abdelkader, a Muskegon native and forward for the Detroit Red Wings, is the captain of Team USA. The game was tied 1-1 in the 2nd period when the hit occurred. Sobotka's Czech Republic team went on to score three times after the hit in the 2nd period.

Czech Republic went on to win, 4-3, to advance to the semifinals. 

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