The Maple Leafs have signed Nazem Kadri to a six-year deal worth $27 million ($4.5M AAV).
Statistically Kadri didn’t have the greatest season but the Maple Leafs were impressed with his development and have inked him to a very reasonable six-year extension. Kadri will look to build off of his 2015-16 season where he had 17 goals and 28 assists (45 points) in 76 games. This raise should also help him pay for all those fines that seem to be adding up.
Kadri has been suspended for four games for his cross-check on Luke Glendening.
Kadri was assessed a two-minute minor on the play, but has been suspended for the final four games of the regular season. Kadri finishes the season with 45 points (17G / 28A) in 76 games. Tyler Bozak will take over as the team’s top line centre.
Kadri, who was fined $5,000 for his throat slashing gesture on Tuesday, will miss tonight’s game with a lower-body injury. With Kadri and Tyler Bozak both sidelined, Peter Holland will centre the Maple Leafs top line.
Kadri will return from his four-game suspension on Saturday.
Kadri has served his four game suspension and he is expected to be in the lineup tonight vs. the Senators. Kadri has two goals and twos assists in his last 10 games. Kadri is expected to centre the second line with Joffrey Lupul and David Booth on his wings.
Kadri was suspended for four games for an elbow to the head of Oilers forward Matt Fraser on Monday. The suspension will keep him out of the lineup until next Saturday vs. the Senators. With Peter Holland still out with a lower-body injury, the Leafs will likely recall a centre.
Kadri will be a healthy scratch for the next two games.
Kadri was scratched from Monday's game against the Islanders and he will also be a healthy scratch in tonight's game vs. Buffalo and Friday's game in Calgary. It was speculated that Kadri was scratched because he was late for a team meeting, but Leafs president Brendan Shanahan said "there's more to this [then being late for a meeting]."
Kadri will be a healthy scratch on Monday vs. New York.
Kadri was sent home on Sunday after showing up late for a team meeting. Kadri said he “slept in” which is why he missed the team meeting. He will take a seat tonight with Brandon Kozun drawing in for him. Peter Holland will centre the second line with Kadri in the press box.