NHL suspends Avalanche’s Nazem Kadri eight games for illegal check to head

NEW YORK (May 21, 2021) –Colorado Avalanche forward Nazem Kadri has been suspended for eight games for an illegal check to the head of St. Louis Blues defenseman Justin Faulk during Game 2 of the teams’ First Round series in Colorado on Wednesday, May 19, the National Hockey League’s Department of Player Safety announced today.

If the term of the suspension is not fully served during the 2021 Stanley Cup Playoffs, the remaining games will be served at the beginning of the 2021-22 regular season.

The incident occurred at 6:26 of the third period. Kadri was assessed a match penalty for illegal check to the head.

For a full explanation of the decision, complete with video, please click on the following link: https://www.nhl.com/video/kadri-suspended-eight-games/t-277440360/c-8419047

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