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Quick Hits: Pavel Datsyuk Returns, Justin Abdelkader to Stay for Seven More Years

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For Friday, November 13, 2015

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(Author's note: Due to circumstances, today's Quick Hits will be Red Wings news only. Feel free to share general NHL links in the comments.)

Detroit Red Wings News

Red Wings Announce Justin Abdelkader Signs 7-Year Contract Extension - Winging It In Motown
Oh no, it wasn't just a nightmare.

WXYZ posts video of Ken Holland discussing the Abdelkader contract | The Malik Report - Kukla's Korner
Straight from the GM's mouth.

Justin Abdelkader's Gratuitous Extension | NHLNumbers.com
Not a great comparable discussed in here.

Red Wings Support Troops On Friday During Military Appreciation Night " CBS Detroit
The Red Wings will wear custom camouflage jerseys during pregame warm-ups to be auctioned online prior to the game on Friday.

Listen to WIIM Radio: November Hump Edition - Winging It In Motown
What better way to close out the week than to have the dulcet tones of WIIM Radio in your life?

Seidel: Firebirds players risk it all to save coaches | Detroit Free Press
"There were reports that Rolf Nilsen wanted a coaching change because his son wasn’t playing enough, although nobody would confirm that Wednesday. In fact, Gruden said the issue has never come up, and I guess we’ll have to take him at his word on that one."

Datsyuk expected to play Friday | ProHockeyTalk
He's back he's back he's back!!!

Pavel Datsyuk's expected return shuffles Detroit Red Wings' lines | Detroit Free Press
Quincey will be out 9-12 weeks, a bit of a far cry from the initial estimates.

Tempers flare between Teemu Pulkkinen, Brendan Smith in practice; Kyle Quincey out 9-12 weeks | MLive.com
So is that what Teemu Pulkkinen looks like when he's angry?

Red Wings' Brad Richards feels good after first full practice since injury but won't play this weekend | MLive.com
I honestly forgot he was on the team.