Toronto’s Nazem Kadri is having a rough week – especially in the checkbook. After being fined twice for diving, he’s now set to lose $200,000 as a result of a four-game suspension.
Kadri will miss the Leafs’ final four games of the season after being suspended four games for a cross-check to Detroit Red Wings forward Luke Glendening.
From the NHL:
Toronto Maple Leafs forward Nazem Kadri has been suspended for four games, without pay, for cross-checking Detroit Red Wings forward Luke Glendening during NHL Game No. 1170 in Toronto on Saturday, April 2, the National Hockey League’s Department of Player Safety announced today.
The incident occurred at 7:23 of the second period. Kadri was assessed a two-minute penalty for cross-checking.
Kadri is considered a repeat offender under the terms of the Collective Bargaining Agreement and, based on his average annual salary, will forfeit $200,000. The money goes to the Players’ Emergency Assistance Fund.
Kadri’s been suspended before. He missed four games last season for an illegal check to the head of Edmonton’s Matt Fraser, and sat for three games the prior season after running into goaltender Minnesota Wild goaltender Niklas Backstrom.
He was also fined $5,000 earlier this season for making a throat-slash gesture directed towards Calgary’s Mark Giordano.