Nazem Kadri will be hearing from NHL Player Safety after he delivered a stupid, dangerous hit to the head of Boston Bruins forward Tommy Wingels on Thursday Night.
The Toronto Maple Leafs forward was assessed a game misconduct after retaliating against Wingels, who earlier in the sequence elbowed Mitch Marner. Kadri went head hunting on a defenseless Wingels, hitting him late while he was on his knees.
Watch for yourself.
The NHL quickly unveiled Kadri will have a hearing for the hit meaning he’ll likely be suspended.
Toronto’s Nazem Kadri will have a hearing Friday for boarding/charging Boston’s Tommy Wingels.
— NHL Player Safety (@NHLPlayerSafety) April 13, 2018
Ultimately, Kadri should be suspended for the rest of the series for the hit. It was a kill shot on a non-hockey play. It’s great he was sticking up for his teammate, but trying to injure Wingels was the incorrect response.
It’s a shame since Kadri’s a talented player. The Leafs had an uphill battle to defeat Boston regardless. Without Kadri, their chances get even smaller.