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Maple Leafs are assuming Nazem Kadri will be suspended

Kadri gets three games.

Toronto Maple Leafs v Boston Bruins - Game One Photo by Maddie Meyer/Getty Images

UPDATED: Nazem Kadri is suspended for three games.

The video explainer emphasizes Player Safety’s belief that Nazem Kadri had time to either stop or change direction. They believe the hit is boarding. They mention Kadri’s three previous suspensions.

We now have to assume that the lineups below as introduced at today’s practice are close to what the Leafs will put on the ice for the next three games, which includes two home games, where we might have expected to see Kadri matched up against the Patrice Bergeron line.

In game one on Thursday, the Bergeron played Auston Matthews’ line for over 6 minutes at five-on-five, and the results were not pretty for the Leafs.

Today as the Leafs took to the ice in Boston to practice, Nazem Kadri was not with the team:

The hearing into a possible suspension is yet to be held, but the lines looked like this at practice.

Tommy Wingels did not participate in the Bruins practice and is said to be questionable for Game Two.