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

04:05  14 april  2018
04:05  14 april  2018 Source:   Toronto Star

Nazem Kadri's cheap shot worst of numerous mistakes by Leafs

  Nazem Kadri's cheap shot worst of numerous mistakes by Leafs The Maple Leafs made a boatload of blunders against Boston on Thursday and as a result, they find themselves behind 1-0 in their opening-round series after a 5-1 drubbing by the Bruins. On so many occasions in the regular season, the Maple Leafs could turn on a tap and allow their ample speed and skill to flow and beat the opposition.

April 4: Toronto Maple Leafs forward Nazem Kadri was suspended four games for his cross-check on Detroit Red Wings forward Luke Glendening on April Jan. 13: Winnipeg Jets defenseman Tyler Myers (57) was fined ,000 for cross-checking San Jose's Tommy WIngels on the 12th. AP. Fullscreen.

To find out more about Facebook commenting please read the Conversation Guidelines and FAQs. Maple Leafs ' Nazem Kadri gets four- game Dec 30: Vancouver Canucks right wing Jannik Hansen was fined ,000 for an illegal hit to the head of San Jose Sharks forward Tommy Wingels .


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.

April 4: Toronto Maple Leafs forward Nazem Kadri was suspended four games for his cross-check on Detroit Red Wings forward Luke Glendening on April Jan. 13: Winnipeg Jets defenseman Tyler Myers (57) was fined ,000 for cross-checking San Jose's Tommy WIngels on the 12th. AP. Fullscreen.

Toronto Maple Leafs forward Nazem Kadri has been suspended for three games on Thursday after a hit on Wild goalie Niklas Backstrom in Wednesday’s 2- 1 shootout loss in Minnesota. Forward will forfeit his salary during the suspension .

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.”

Rosie DiManno: Kadri’s return might be ‘energy boost’ desperate Leafs need .
Headstrong. Heedless. A head-hunter, on the rap sheet. But also a teammate who’s got your back. That counts for something on the ice and in the room. It counts for a great deal. But also a teammate who’s got your back.

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