NEW YORK – Toronto Maple Leafs forward Nazem Kadri has been given a three-game suspension by the National Hockey League.
Kadri hit Wild goalie Niklas Backstrom in the head in the first period of Wednesday’s game at Minnesota.
Kadri received a minor penalty for goaltender interference on the play.
Later in the game, Kadri was given a match penalty for hitting Minnesota’s Mikael Granlund in the head.
The Wild went on to defeat the Maple Leafs 2-1 in a shootout.
Kadri, who has 14 points (five goals, nine assists) in 18 games this season, will forfeit US$44,615.37 in salary.