Nazem Kadri, FWIW, is not on a regular line this morning.— Jonas Siegel (@jonasTSN1050) March 11, 2015
At 10:30 this morning Brendan Shanahan asked to speak to the media. It was revealed that Nazem Kadri will be suspended/scratched/sat for the next two games as punishment for a "history of incidents like this (being late to a meeting)." Shanahan insisted Kadri has a future with the team.
In his last podcast Hope Smoke brought up TJ Oshie being sat for a couple games after a similar incident. It's too much to assume this means that we'll see a Blues-like turnaround here, but if there's an ongoing matter with him, the team is fit to punish bad behaviour.
Now, as is law in 2015, here are selected tweets about the issue:
Shanahan says Kadri won't play next two games.— Ian Shantz (@IanShantz) March 11, 2015
Shanahan says "there's a history here" regarding Kadri. "Incidents like this won't be tolerated."— Ian Shantz (@IanShantz) March 11, 2015
Shanahan: "The easiest thing to do would be to sweep this under the rug. We would not be doing Naz a service if we did that."— Ian Shantz (@IanShantz) March 11, 2015
Shanahan says this is a key moment in Kadri's career... he needs to look at the mirror and decide where he wants career to go— Mark Masters (@markhmasters) March 11, 2015
how many games is nonis out for?RT @markhmasters: Shanahan says Kadri will sit out two more games.there's been a history of poor decisions— JaredOfLondon (@JaredOfLondon) March 11, 2015
Thank god the Leafs found a way to sit one of their two best forwards against the Sabres.— Bower Power (@So_Truculent) March 11, 2015
Thinking out loud: If the Leafs were going to trade Kadri, they'd keep this quiet, right? This is tough love with eye on future, right?— Nick Cotsonika (@cotsonika) March 11, 2015
Updated: Team reactions
Lupul says team learned of Kadri suspension today... says group was surprised— Mark Masters (@markhmasters) March 11, 2015
Horachek says it's time for Kadri to do the right things and mature.— James Mirtle (@mirtle) March 11, 2015
Phaneuf: "We're going to support Naz through this situation." Won't say what he said to Kadri.— James Mirtle (@mirtle) March 11, 2015