Nazem Kadri Ejected For Cross-Checking Jake DeBrusk After Hit On Patrick Marleau
- Nazem Kadri took exception to Jake DeBrusk’s hit on Patrick Marleau and responded with a cross-check resulting in him being ejected from the game.
- Kadri knows he’s done something terribly wrong
- He has been offered an in-person hearing for Cross-checking Boston’s Jake DeBrusk.
- This detail is important because it means that there is a possibility he’ll be suspend for more than five games.
#Leafs centre Nazem Kadri’s cross-check that got him ejected Saturday will likely result in a suspension, as his track record (shown here) for fines & suspensions has been lengthy for just a 6-year span pic.twitter.com/rqZf5DwuO3
— StatsCentre (@StatsCentre) April 14, 2019
- The Boston Bruins and Toronto Maple Leafs played a physical Game 2 with a lot of big hits and scrums.
- Things got quickly out of hands in this one.
- Kadri decided to take revenge for an earlier Jake DeBrusk borderline hit.
- It was a useless and violent gesture.
- For what it’s worth, Jake DeBrusk is not expected to receive any supplemental discipline for his hit on Nazem Kadri late in the second period.
- Kadri also received a suspension of three games last year for a gesture committed in very similar circumstances .
- That will be taken in consideration by the safety department committee.
All Big Hits & Scrums From Physical Game 2 Between Maple Leafs And Bruins
— Sportsnet (@Sportsnet) April 14, 2019
The Department of Player Safety factors in repeat offender status into its discipline. Here’s Nazem Kadri’s history of fines/suspensions pic.twitter.com/klhzE35S7Z
— Emily Kaplan (@emilymkaplan) April 14, 2019
NHL Highlights | Maple Leafs vs Bruins, Game 2 – Apr 13, 2019