Leafs forward Nazem Kadri stole the show last night for all the wrong reasons after he received a game misconduct for a very dangerous play nailing Bruins forward Tommy Wingels.
The NHL Department of Player Safety announced that Kadri would have a hearing Friday in regards to the play.
Kadri defended himself after the game with some comments which stirred just as much controversy as the hit.
"I certainly wasn't trying to hit him while he was down like that. I was already committed to the hit. If he's still standing up, there isn't anything wrong on that, but he fell,".
Despite Kadri's defense, the NHL Department of Player Safety decided it wasn't enough and have suspended Kadri for three games.
This is a huge blow for the Leafs as it takes him out of Game 2 Game 3 and Game 4. TOR loses its match-up, shutdown C for both home games.
Toronto’s Nazem Kadri suspended three games for boarding Boston’s Tommy Wingels. https://t.co/YKyNt1Kcu0
— NHL Player Safety (@NHLPlayerSafety) April 13, 2018