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Justin Abdelkader Drops The Gloves After MASSIVE Hit On Teammate [VIDEO]

Justin Abdelkader (Credit: Screenshot/Youtube SPORTSNETCANADA)

David Hookstead Smoke Room Editor-in-Chief

Detroit Red Wings grinder Justin Abdelkader dropped his gloves to defend a teammate Tuesday night against the Montreal Canadiens.

Alexei Emelin of the Canadiens drilled Red Wings rookie prodigy Dylan Larkin into the boards with a legal hit despite it being considered dirty. (SLIDESHOW: This NHL Player’s Girlfriend Is A Sexy Model Almost Too Hot To Handle)

Abdelkader, who has a long history of being one of the toughest guys in the NHL, skated over and started throwing punches to defend the young rookie. (PHOTOS: NHL Player’s Biggest Score Might Be His Smoking Hot Girlfriend)

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Larkin appeared very appreciative of the former Michigan State hero coming to his defense.

Justin Abdelkader continues to make it clear he is not a guy that anybody in the NHL wants to mess with. (VIDEO: Watch American Hero TJ Oshie Repeatedly Punch The NHL’s Greatest Villain)

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