News of the Colorado Avalanche - Links around the NHL - May 6th, 2013

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The Shanny-banhammer was swung towards a Detroit Red Wing player.

Detroit Red Wings forward Justin Abdelkader was suspended two games Sunday for charging Anaheim Ducks defenceman Toni Lydman during Game 3 the previous day.

The ban was announced on the NHL's website after Abdelkader had a hearing with the league's department of player safety.

Eric Gryba also got a two game suspension.

"I’m not allowed to comment on that hit," a seething Therrien said after a team meeting, but prior to the announcement of the suspension. "One thing I can do though is comment on MacLean’s comment.

"Inappropriate comment. No respect for the player on the ice who was bleeding. No respect for his family in the stands. When he compared that to a hockey hit, the comparison he made was with the ’70s, ’80s and ’90s. This is why we’ve got new rules, to avoid those hits when a player is vulnerable. That’s why we’ve got rules.

Lungo will be sitting out the next game.

After days of uncertainty over a mysterious "body injury" that kept him out of the first two games of their playoff series against the San Jose Sharks, the Vancouver Canucks will get goaltender Cory Schneider back for tonight’s third game of the Western Conference playoff series.

Schneider made the announcement himself, after Sunday’s morning skate, noting that he was excited and ready to go.

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