Penguins defenseman Engelland suspended 5 games

Detroit Red Wings' Justin Abdelkader (8) is helped off the ice by trainer Piet Van Zant, left, and teammate Daniel Alfredsson (11) after an illegal hit to the head by Pittsburgh Penguins' Deryk Engelland (5) during the first period of an NHL hockey game on Saturday, Dec. 14, 2013, in Detroit. Engelland was immediately assessed a match penalty and ejected from the game. (AP Photo/Duane Burleson)

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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