Now we'll just need to wait and find out who will actually be able to suit up for Games 3 and beyond. "We're focused on that and will get ready for tonight".
Kadri and DeBrusk have developed something of a personal rivalry over the course of this young series, with the two getting tangled up Game 1 and exchanging words from their respective benches. The series is split, so it's 1-1 and we're going home.
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Kadri's hit did not earn him a match penalty, but it may well earn him a suspension. Kadri was also suspended four games in April 2016 for cross-checking. But when you look at that play again, Kadri sort of causes the knee contact himself as he clearly tries to move out of the way of DeBrusk's shoulder.
"I certainly wasn't trying to hit him while he was down like that".
The NHL Department of Player Safety announced that Kadri will face an in-person hearing for his hit on DeBrusk at a date and time that has yet to have been determined. "If he's still standing up, there isn't anything wrong on that, but he fell".
Kadri's hit on DeBrusk occurred late in the third period of Saturday's Game 2 of the first-round playoff series between the Maple Leafs and Bruins, which Toronto ultimately lost 4-1. In the second period, DeBrusk collided with Kadri in what appeared to be a knee-on-knee hit.More news: Tiger 1 shot off lead despite security guard scare
Kadri's hit on DeBrusk could be seen as retaliatory. Kadri was down on the ice for several minutes, and had to exit the game.
"Judging by the way Naz went down, it didn't seem great", Toronto defenseman Morgan Rielly said".
"David's been our 13 forward", said Cassidy. "I talked to the ref, he said he dropped him, and it was just a big hit". Obviously Kadri stayed down.
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Kadri returned in the third period and scored Toronto's lone goal.