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SportsMaple Leafs centre Nazem Kadri suspended rest of first round

01:40  16 april  2019
01:40  16 april  2019 Source:

Kadri faces five-game suspension, maybe more

Kadri faces five-game suspension, maybe more Anyone who has followed Nazem Kadri’s career can’t be surprised where things stand. Kadri has a hearing with the NHL’s department of player safety after cross-checking Boston’s Jake DeBrusk in the third period of Boston’s 4-1 win in Game 2 of their Stanley Cup opening-round playoff series. That means Kadri likely faces a five-game suspension, and possibly more. He’s a repeat offender with a history of targeting an opponent’s head. Kadri was suspended for three games last year after a hit to Tommy Wingels in the playoffs against Boston. Kadri didn’t speak to the media after Game 2.

Nazem Samir "Naz" Kadri (born October 6, 1990) is a Canadian professional ice hockey player. He currently plays centre for the Toronto Maple Leafs of the National Hockey League (NHL).

Toronto Maple Leafs centre Nazem Kadri has been suspended three games by the NHL for his hit on Boston Bruins forward Tommy Wingels in Game 1 of their first - round playoff series. Kadri was assessed a five-minute major for charging and a game misconduct at 8:18 of the third period

NEW YORK — The Toronto Maple Leafs will have to do without Nazem Kadri for the rest of their first-round playoff series with the Boston Bruins.

The centre has been suspended for the rest of the series by the NHL following his cross-check to the head of Boston winger Jake DeBrusk in the third period of the Bruins' 4-1 victory in Game 2 on Saturday.

Kadri was offered an in-person hearing by the NHL, meaning the league had the option to suspend him for more than five games.

He laid the vicious cross-check after DeBrusk hit Patrick Marleau into the curved glass at the end of the bench.

It's the fifth suspension of Kadri's career.

The series is tied 1-1 with Game 3 going tonight at Scotiabank Arena.

More coming...

The Canadian Press

Bruce Arthur: Maple Leafs must decide whether they can trust Nazem Kadri.
Nazem Kadri said he was going to fix it. He was talking for the first time since he saw Patrick Marleau get smashed into a curved stanchion by a guy who had been baiting Kadri all night in a game played at high temperature. Kadri saw red. Every so often, he does. And now the Toronto Maple Leafs are done because the Boston Bruins won in seven games for the second straight year, and Kadri was suspended in the playoffs for the second straight year. Defending your teammates doesn’t do much good if you abandon them. “At the end of the day I’ve got to have responsibility for my stick,” said Kadri, teetering a little on the edge of emotion.

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