The Latest: NHL suspends Leafs’ Kadri for rest of 1st round

              Toronto Maple Leafs center Nazem Kadri (43) looks up from the ice as he is attended to by a trainer after taking a hit during the second period of Game 2 of an NHL hockey first-round playoff series against the Boston Bruins, Saturday, April 13, 2019, in Boston. (AP Photo/Mary Schwalm)

TORONTO (AP) — The Latest on Toronto center Nazem Kadri (all times local):

6:05 p.m.

The NHL has suspended Toronto Maple Leafs forward Nazem Kadri for the rest of the first round for cross-checking Boston Bruins winger Jake DeBrusk in the head.

The league announced the decision Monday not long before the two teams played Game 3 of their series in Toronto. The best-of-seven series is tied 1-1.

Kadri hit DeBrusk in the third period of Boston’s 4-1 victory. The NHL had the option to suspend him for more than five games.

Kadri was banned three games for boarding in the opener of last year’s series with the Bruins and has had seven previous hearings with the NHL since 2013. All four of his previous suspensions involved contact with an opponent’s head.