VIDEO: Toronto’s Kadri Suspended 3 Games for Hit on Wingels

Saturday, April 14, 2018
GoLocalWorcester Sports Team

Kadri hit on Wingels
Toronto Maple Leafs forward Name Kadri has been suspended three games by the NHL for his hit to the head of Boston’s Tommy Wingels in the third period of the Bruins 5-1 win in game one at the TD Garden.

“Players are never permitted to retaliate in an illegal fashion. This is a forceful and illegal hit delivered on a defenseless opponent for the purpose of retribution and message-sending. Such plays will not be tolerated,” said the NHL’s Vice President of Department of Player Safety Damian Echevarietta in the suspension video.

See The Video Above

The Hit

With the Bruins leading 4-1 in the third period, Wingels went down while making a play along the boards in the Bruins zone.

As he went down, Kadri went in and delivered a hit to Wingels’ head.

Wingels left the game and did not return.

Following the hit, Kadri was given a five-minute major penalty for charging and a game misconduct.

It is unclear if Wingels will play in game two.

About Kadri

Kadri, 27,  is a 30 goal scorer and was the Leafs second- line center and a big weapon on the Leafs’ power play.

However, this is not the first time he has been in trouble with the league.

In his nine-year career, Kadri has now been suspended four times, costing him nearly $400,000.

Game Two

Game two of the series is set for Saturday night at the TD Garden in Boston.

Opening face-off is set for 8 p.m.

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