Nazem Kadri


Avalanche's Nazem Kadri: Suspension served

Kadri has served his suspension and will not miss any time at the start of the 2021-22 season. Kadri's last absence due to his eight-game suspension was Thursday's Game 6 versus the Golden Knights. Unfortunately for the 30-year-old, the Avalanche were unable to force Game 7, so his season ended with him in street clothes. He will likely return to a second-line role entering next season.

Avalanche's Nazem Kadri: Suspension upheld

Kadri's eight-game suspension has been upheld by a neutral arbitrator, Peter Baugh of The Athletic reports. As a result, Kadri will miss Tuesday's Game 5 and Thursday's Game 6 versus Colorado, but he'll be eligible to return for a potential Game 7 on Saturday if the Avalanche and Golden Knights' series lasts that long. The veteran forward picked up an assist through the first two games of Vegas' playoff run before being handed his lengthy suspension.

Avalanche's Nazem Kadri: Headed for arbitration

Kadri will turn to a neutral arbitrator to appeal his eight-game suspension, Peter Baugh of The Athletic reports. After the league announced that commissioner Gary Bettman upheld Kadri's ban, the center and the NHLPA will move forward with another appeal to a neutral arbitrator that will be final. At this point, it's unclear how quickly this may be resolved, so fantasy players can likely expect Kadri to still be suspended for Wednesday's Game 2 matchup with the Golden Knights. For now, the Ontario native won't make an appearance in the second-round series unless it reaches a Game 7.

Avalanche's Nazem Kadri: Suspension upheld

Kadri's eight-game suspension for an illegal check to the head of Justin Faulk was upheld by commissioner Gary Bettman on Monday, per the NHL's release. Kadri has already missed three games due to his ban and now won't be available for the second-round series versus the Golden Knights unless it gets to a Game 7. In 10 games prior to his suspension, the 30-year-old center garnered one goal on 22 shots, four assists and nine hits while averaging 15:24 of ice time. J.T. Compher is currently filling the second-line center role with Kadri unavailable, though Tyson Jost has also gotten a look in a top-six role. Kadri can still appeal to a neutral arbitrator in one last attempt to limit the length of the suspension.
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Nazem Kadri could be fit for glaring Rangers need

Maybe Nazem Kadri returns from his eight-game suspension (that is under appeal), leads the Avalanche to the Stanley Cup and is rewarded with a contract extension that would prevent the center from becoming an unrestricted free agent a year from now. Or, returning to a much more plausible universe, regardless...

Nazem Kadri will appeal suspension and may use outside counsel apart from NHLPA

May 19, 2021; Denver, Colorado, USA; Colorado Avalanche and St. Louis Blues players scuffle as defenseman Justin Faulk (72) lies on the ice after a hit in the third period from Colorado Avalanche center Nazem Kadri (91) in game two of the first round of the 2021 Stanley Cup Playoffs at Ball Arena. Kadri would be ejected from the game for an illegal hit to the head. Mandatory Credit: Isaiah J. Downing-USA TODAY Sports.

Nazem Kadri Appealing Eight-Game Suspension

Nazem Kadri has elected to appeal the eight-game suspension he received for the illegal check to the head he delivered on Justin Faulk. Unlike the MLB, Kadri cannot return to action pending the outcome of his appeal. The incident occurred in the third period of the Colorado Avalanche’s Game...

Avalanche's Nazem Kadri: Appealing suspension

Kadri will appeal his eight-game suspension, Elliotte Friedman of Sportsnet reports. Kadri's appeal will be heard by NHL Commissioner Gary Bettman, but Kadri will also have the right to an independent arbitrator if he chooses. The 30-year-old forward has missed Games 3 and 4 of the first-round series against the Blues after his hit on Justin Faulk in Game 2.
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Why, Nazem Kadri, Why?

The Colorado Avalanche have jumped out to a 2-0 series lead on the St. Louis Blues and based on the regular season, the Avs are one of the favorites in the NHL to win this year's Stanley Cup. The team is deep, healthy and hungry – so the last thing they need is an unnecessary distraction. But that's exactly what we have on our hands now.

Avalanche's Nazem Kadri: Could face supplementral discipline

Kadri recorded an assist, two hits and five PIM in Wednesday's 6-3 win over the Blues in Game 2. While Kadri got on the scoresheet, it was his open-ice headshot on Blues defenseman Justin Faulk that could draw attention. Kadri was given a major and a match penalty on the play, but that may not be the extent of the discipline. He's crossed the line on hits before, most recently in April of 2019. If he is to be fined or suspended, it will be announced prior to Friday's Game 3.

Avalanche's Nazem Kadri: Slides helper in win

Kadri managed an assist in Thursday's 5-1 win over the Kings. Kadri set up Joonas Donskoi's tally to give the Avalanche a 4-1 lead. The 30-year-old Kadri has picked up a goal and three helpers in his last seven games, showing a little more pop on the scoresheet ahead of the postseason. He's at 32 points, 170 shots on net, 36 hits and a minus-7 rating in 56 contests. Kadri should remain in a top-six role in the postseason, although he may have to focus more on defense against tougher opposition.

Avalanche's Nazem Kadri: Physical in win

Kadri registered an assist, three shots on goal and seven hits in Monday's 2-1 win over the Golden Knights. Kadri set a physical tone in Monday's battle between the top two teams in the West Division. He also set up Andre Burakovsky for the game-tying goal in the second period. The 30-year-old Kadri has been streaky in 2020-21, but he's put up a solid 31 points with 167 shots on net and 36 hits through 54 outings.

Avalanche's Nazem Kadri: Rediscovers scoring touch

Kadri scored a goal on two shots in Monday's 5-4 overtime win over the Sharks. Kadri picked a good time to end his 11-game point drought, as his third-period tally forced overtime. He hadn't scored a goal since March 22, a span of 19 games, and he picked up just three assists during his cold spell. The center is up to 11 goals, 29 points, 154 shots on net and a minus-8 rating through 50 contests.

Avalanche's Nazem Kadri: Extends point drought

Kadri had four shots on net over 14:08 of ice time in Thursday's 4-2 win over the Blues. Kadri's pointless night extended his drought to six games, and the forward has just three points over the last 14 contests. Colorado head coach Jared Bednar told Adrian Dater of Colorado Hockey Now that he thought Kadri was playing "too fancy" for a stretch but thinks he's getting his game together. Kadri, who has 10 goals this season, ranks third on the team with 140 shots, so his drought isn't due to a lack of shooting.

Avalanche's Nazem Kadri: Two of each Tuesday

Kadri scored twice on six shots, added two assists and went plus-3 in Tuesday's 8-4 win over the Ducks. Kadri picked up a goal and an assist in the first period, but the Avalanche went into the intermission down 4-2. After the puck dropped in the second period, they took control, and Kadri added a goal in the middle frame and an assist on Pierre-Edouard Bellemare's empty-netter in the third. The four-point game was Kadri's best outing of the year. The center has nine goals, 24 points, 89 shots on net, 18 PIM and a minus-5 rating through 27 appearances.

Avalanche's Nazem Kadri: Pair of points in win

Kadri scored a goal on four shots, dished an assist and went plus-3 in Sunday's 4-1 win over the Kings. Kadri opened the scoring at 11:05 of the first period. He also assisted on Andre Burakovsky's second-period tally. The 30-year-old Kadri is up to 20 points (seven goals, 13 helpers), 83 shots on net, 16 PIM and a minus-8 rating in 26 appearances.

Avalanche's Nazem Kadri: Another multi-point night

Kadri had two assists, one shot on goal, two hits and two blocked shots in Saturday's 5-4 overtime loss to the Ducks. Kadri assisted on goals by Mikko Rantanen and Brandon Saad, to give him three multi-point efforts over the last six games. The 30-year-old center has eight points (one goal, seven assists) during those six games. Kadri's taken on added responsibility the last two games with Nathan MacKinnon (upper body) sidelined and averaged 21:38 of ice time in the two-game set with the Ducks.