As expected, the NHL hit Toronto Maple Leafs forward Nazem Kadri a multi-game suspension on Monday night for his high crosscheck at Boston Bruin Jake DeBrusk from Game 2 of their first-round series on Saturday:
In a pretty marvelous twist, the NHL does not forbid Kadri for a range of games. Instead, the league suspended him for the rest of the first round, which could have missed him between three to five games total. Kadri will not play against the Bruins again this year, because, as the Player Safety video explains, "Players are not allowed to flagrantly violate league rules because they feel that the retribution (for DeBrusk & # 39; s hit Patrick Marleau) is reasonable. "
The video also reported Kadri was a repeat offender. His rap sheet included the suspension of the three games he took in the playoff series last year against the Bruins, as well as a similar crosscheck in the incident back in 2016. Thus, even the endless lengths cut off More precisely the NHL penalties a couple of the latest serious playoff suspensions, it is reasonable to increase the penalties of Kadri. It is also reasonable for the league to dispatch the ice against Boston anything, as it would be perfect for all involved if both Bruins and Maple Leafs get through this series without any players making of murder.