Nazem Kadri has been suspended for three playoff games for his hit on Tommy Wingels.
Toronto’s Nazem Kadri suspended three games for boarding Boston’s Tommy Wingels. https://t.co/YKyNt1Kcu0
— NHL Player Safety (@NHLPlayerSafety) April 13, 2018
The NHL’s reasoning behind this suspension was the combination of the fact that the hit was reckless, and Kadri had enough time to react to Wingels falling, as well as the fact that Kadri has a history of suspensions, as this is his fourth suspension.
The Leafs had practiced earlier today without Kadri, which means the lineup will probably look something like this tomorrow.
Lines at Leafs practice
— Mark Masters (@markhmasters) April 13, 2018
The NHL probably made the right call here with the suspension. It sucks that the Leafs will now be without their shutdown centre for three games, but that’s not on the NHL being extreme with the suspension, but more so on Kadri for being reckless in the first place.