The Latest: NHL suspends Leafs’ Kadri for rest of 1st round
TORONTO (AP) — The Latest on Toronto center Nazem Kadri (all times local):
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.