Newspaper article The Canadian Press

Kadri Suspended 4 Games, Disciplined by NHL for Second Time in Less Than a Week

Newspaper article The Canadian Press

Kadri Suspended 4 Games, Disciplined by NHL for Second Time in Less Than a Week

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Kadri suspended four games for cross-check

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NEW YORK, N.Y. - Nazem Kadri won't be playing again for the Maple Leafs this season.

The NHL suspended Kadri for Toronto's final four games for his cross-check to the head area of Red Wings centre Luke Glendening.

Kadri hit Glendening in the second period of an eventual 3-2 loss on Saturday after the Detroit pivot knocked Kadri's helmet off in the offensive zone. Kadri's cross-check left Glendening briefly down on the ice and drew a two-minute penalty.

Leafs head coach Mike Babcock felt Kadri initially targeted Glendening's arm following a battle in the corner, with his check riding up into the shoulder and head area.

"You've got to command your fair share of the ice if you're going to play hard," Babcock said ahead of Toronto's game Monday night against Florida. "You can't cross-check people in the head. …

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