Skip to main content

Suspend him or not: Leafs' Kadri gets hearing for cross-checking Red Wings' Glendening

Toronto Maple Leafs center Nazem Kadri looked ornery when he got to his feet after being knocked down by Detroit Red Wings’ Luke Glendening. His actions that followed have him in trouble with the NHL.
The Hockey News

The Hockey News

Toronto Maple Leafs center Nazem Kadri looked ornery when he got to his feet after being knocked down by Detroit Red Wings’ Luke Glendening. His actions that followed have him in trouble with the NHL.

The league announced Kadri has a hearing with the Department of Player Safety on Monday for cross-checking Glendening in the second period of Saturday’s 3-2 victory by Detroit. The incident began with Kadri and the Red Wings center battling to the left of the Toronto net. Glendening swiped at Kadri with him crouched over, knocking the Leaf player to the ice. As Glendening skated toward the Toronto net, the now helmet-less Kadri gathered himself, made a bee line to his opponent and cross-checked him in the side of the head.

Kadri was issued a minor penalty on the play, at 7:23 of the second period. Glendening, who recorded a first-period assist, remained in the game.

Kadri was fined $5,000 for diving on Friday for two separate infractions in March. He had previously been issued a warning for an embellishment call he received in a Feb. 4 game against the New Jersey Devils. Kadri was also fined this season for a throat-slashing gesture he made towards Calgary Flames defenseman Mark Giordano in February.

Kadri is considered a repeat offender. He was given a four-game suspension in March 2015 for an illegal check to the head on then-Edmonton Oilers blueliner Mark Fraser.

Kadri was also banned for three games in November 2013 for running into Minnesota Wild netminder Niklas Backstrom. The 25-year-old forward has 17 goals and 45 points in 76 games and will be a restricted free agent in July.

TOP HEADLINES

Ivan Fedotov

Screen Shots: Vegas' Goalie Problem, Hockey Quebec and Flyers Prospects Stuck in Russia

Adam Proteau returns with Screen Shots to talk about where the Vegas Golden Knights go now to address their goalie situation, Hockey Quebec's investigation into racism accusations and the latest surrounding two Flyers prospects in Russia.

Colorado Avalanche
Play

NHL Hot Seat Radar: Colorado Avalanche

There's always pressure to repeat as champions in the NHL, but the Colorado Avalanche will have to do it with a shakeup in the crease.

Shane Pinto

Prospect Pool Overview: Ottawa Senators

Between the trades this summer and the nice list of young players on the way, there's a lot to be excited about if you're an Ottawa Senators fan. Tony Ferrari takes a look at the team's future.