Kadri Out for Remainder of First Round

The Toronto Maple Leafs will be without Nazem Kadri for the remainder of the first round NHL playoff series.

The centre has been suspended by the league following his cross-check to the head of Boston winger Jake DeBrusk in the third period of the Bruins' 4-1 victory in Game 2 on Saturday.

Kadri laid the cross-check after DeBrusk hit Patrick Marleau into the curved glass at the end of the bench.

He was offered an in-person hearing, meaning the league had the option to suspend him for more than five games.

This is the fifth suspension of Kadri's career.

Toronto and Boston are tied at 1-1 with Game 3 going Monday night at Scotiabank Arena.


— With files from The Canadian Press