His second suspension in his 243-game career sees Nazem Kadri sidelined for the next four games and out $141,463 in salary.

The infraction is similar to his first last November against Minnesota goaltender Niklas Backstrom, where he clips the head of a vulnerable player; not with a high hit or an extension of his elbow, but both were deemed a reckless collision due to the path he’s taken to the puck and his failure to attempt to avoid contact with the head.

Explanation provided by the NHL Department of Player Safety.

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