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Sports Leafs’ Nazem Kadri suspended three games for Game 1 hit on Wingels

04:05  14 april  2018
04:05  14 april  2018 Source:   thestar.com

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BOSTON—Maple Leafs centre Nazem Kadri was suspended three games by the NHL on Friday for a dangerous hit to the head of Boston winger Tommy Wingels . It’s Kadri ’s fourth suspension


In this Thursday file photo, Bruins defenceman Zdeno Chara shoves Toronto Maple Leafs centre Nazem Kadri in retaliation for his late hit on Boston’s Tommy Wingels. Wingels, meanwhile, lies on the ice as Leafs centre Mitchell Marner climbs to his feet.© Elise Amendola In this Thursday file photo, Bruins defenceman Zdeno Chara shoves Toronto Maple Leafs centre Nazem Kadri in retaliation for his late hit on Boston’s Tommy Wingels. Wingels, meanwhile, lies on the ice as Leafs centre Mitchell Marner climbs to his feet. BOSTON—Maple Leafs centre Nazem Kadri was suspended three games by the NHL on Friday for a dangerous hit to the head of Boston winger Tommy Wingels.

It’s Kadri’s fourth suspension, and the second suspension handed out by league disciplinarians in the early stages of the 2018 Stanley Cup final as the league cracks down on hits to the head. Drew Doughty of the Los Angeles Kings was suspended for one game.

Leafs' Kadri 'already committed to the hit' when Wingels went down

  Leafs' Kadri 'already committed to the hit' when Wingels went down Nazem Kadri knows his fate is in the hands of the NHL's Department of Player Safety. The Toronto Maple Leafs center was assessed a five-minute major and a game misconduct for boarding Tommy Wingels during Thursday's Game 1 against the Boston Bruins, and while he acknowledged it'll be reviewed by the league, he argued there wasn't much he could do to avoid it.

Open this photo in gallery Nazem Kadri of the Toronto Maple Leafs reacts after being called for boarding on April 12, 2018 in Boston.Maddie Meyer/Getty

The Hockey Night panel react to the news that Nazem Kadri will be suspended three games for his hit on Tommy Wingels .

Kadri did not practise on Friday as the Leafs prepared for Saturday’s Game 2 without him.

His loss reverberated through the lineup, with Patrick Marleau moving to Kadri’s centre spot with Mitch Marner on right wing. Zach Hyman practised on the left side. Leo Komarov took Hyman’s spot on the left wing with Auston Matthews and William Nylander.

Andreas Johnsson will get his first taste of the NHL playoffs, taking Komarov’s spot on the fourth line.

“We lost guys all year long,” said Leafs coach Mike Babcock. “Dig in and play. What I’m looking at is we got an opportunity to play tomorrow. And it’s our opportunity to play in the playoffs.”

Leafs' Kadri on return from suspension: 'I'm sick of watching games' .
Leafs' Kadri on return from suspension: 'I'm sick of watching games'After serving his three-game suspension for a dangerous hit on Boston Bruins forward Tommy Wingels in Game 1, Kadri made it clear he's excited to get back on the ice Saturday night for Game 5.

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