As expected, the NHL struck with a multi-game suspension on Toronto Maple Leafs before Monday night for its high Compared to Boston Bruin Jake DeBrusk from the first round of the first round of the series on Saturday:
In a somewhat surprising turn, the NHL did not ban Kadri for a certain number of games. Instead, the league suspended him for the remainder of the first round, which could result in three to five games being lost. Kadri will not play against the Bruins this year because, as the Player Safety video explains, "Players are simply unable to ignore league rules because they are retaliation (for DeBrusk & # 39; s hits on Patrick Marleau). "
The video also states that Kadri is a repeat offender. His rap sheet includes suspension from three games picked up last year in the playoff series against the Bruins, as well as a similar cross check as in 2016 when he hit his head. Even if the indefinite length breaks with the more specific penalties of the NHL Some of the recent serious playoffs make it worthwhile for them to escalate Kadri's punishment. It also makes sense for the league to keep him out of the ice against Boston, as it would be ideal for anyone involved if both the Bruins and Maple Leafs could pass this series without murder.