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Penguins defenseman Engelland suspended 5 games

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Detroit Red Wings' Justin Abdelkader (8) is helped off the ice by trainer Piet Van Zant, left, and …

NEW YORK (AP) -- Pittsburgh Penguins defenseman Deryk Engelland was suspended for five games without pay by the NHL on Wednesday for a check to the head of Detroit forward Justin Abdelkader.

Engelland was given a match penalty for hitting Abdelkader in the first period of Pittsburgh's 4-1 road victory Saturday night. The suspension will cost Engelland $14,530.

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