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SportNHL suspends Maple Leafs' Kadri for rest of first round vs. Bruins

02:00  16 april  2019
02:00  16 april  2019 Source:   ap.org

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NHL suspends Maple Leafs' Kadri for rest of first round vs. Bruins© The Associated Press Toronto Maple Leafs center Nazem Kadri (43) leaves the ice after being ejected during the third period of Game 2 of an NHL hockey first-round playoff series against the Boston Bruins, Saturday, April 13, 2019, in Boston. (AP Photo/Mary Schwalm)

TORONTO (AP) -- The NHL has suspended Toronto Maple Leafs forward Nazem Kadri for the rest of the first round of the playoffs for cross-checking Boston Bruins winger Jake DeBrusk in the head.

The decision was announced Monday, shortly before Game 3 of the best-of-seven series that is knotted 1-1.

Kadri hit DeBrusk in the third period of Boston's 4-1 victory Saturday. He was offered an in-person hearing by the NHL, meaning the league had the option to suspend him for more than five games.

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[RELATED: Complete Bruins vs . Maple Leafs series coverage]. Kadri was suspended three games for boarding Tommy Wingels in Game 1 against the Bruins last season. Babcock said he is not spending much time disappointed that Kadri potentially finds himself in a similar position this season.

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It is the fifth suspension of Kadri's career. He was banned three games for boarding in the opener of last year's series with the Bruins and has had seven previous hearings with the NHL since 2013. All four of his previous suspensions involved contact with an opponent's head.

"He's obviously gritty, a guy who does it right, a big part of the team," Toronto star Auston Matthews told The Canadian Press before Game 3. "We need other people to step up. We've lost him before. We feel like depth on this team is something we have and we can take advantage of."

Winger William Nylander was moved to Kadri's place at center on Toronto's third line between Patrick Marleau and Connor Brown; he shifted to the middle earlier this season when Kadri was out injured.

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Toronto Maple Leafs forward Nazem Kadri has been suspended for three games for boarding Boston Bruins forward Tommy Wingels during Game 1 of the teams' First Round series in Boston on Thursday, April 12, the National Hockey League 's Department of Player Safety announced today.

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"He's got to play hard," coach Mike Babcock said of Nylander. "It's real simple. The team that played the hardest won Game 1. The team that played the hardest won Game 2. He's got to compete at a high level with and without the puck."

Nylander, who had just seven goals in 54 games following a contract dispute that stretched into December, scored in Toronto's 4-1 victory in Game 1.

Notes: Bruins coach Bruce Cassidy said DeBrusk and defenseman Torey Krug, who did not return to Saturday's game after a big hit by Jake Muzzin, would both play Monday.

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NHL suspends Maple Leafs' Kadri for rest of first round vs. Bruins

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Toronto Maple Leafs forward Nazem Kadri, suspended last year for playoff hit against Boston Bruins, is ejected for cross-check on Jake DeBrusk.

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