During the Toronto Maple Leafs' Wednesday night loss, Leafs forward Nazem Kadri was extremely unhappy about a penalty call he took. 

Kadri took a cross checking penalty during the final minute of the shootout loss to the Florida Panthers. Upset, Kadri entered the penalty box showing his frustration and ended up hitting the penalty box attendant in the face with the butt end of his stick, which the attendant wasn't too happy about either and looked like he was ready to throw down with Kadri. 

"I feel terrible about it," the Toronto Maple Leafs forward told reporters on Thursday, via TSN. "It's an emotional game and I kind of got out of control. I didn't even realize I hit him until I saw the replay afterward. I must have apologized to him a thousand times in the penalty box... There's no excuse for it. It won't happen again."

Kadri said he was simply looking to take out the frustration on a water bottle. 

"It was a total accident," he added. "I didn't mean to hit him at all. That's the last thing I was thinking about. I was just trying to take out my frustrations on a water bottle. I was super apologetic. I feel bad and it's never going to happen again."

Incident was reviewed by the NHL director of hockey operations, but TSN's Darren Dreger said not to expect more than a warning. 


Source: TSN