Nazem Kadri RUMORS & NEWS

  • Maple Leafs' Kadri on suspension: 'I'm not going to sit here and whine about it'

    The Score "Nazem Kadri isn't going to dwell on his latest circumstance after learning he will miss the Toronto Maple Leafs' next four games for hitting Edmonton Oilers forward Matt Fraser in the head. "It's obviously hard to deal with," Kadri told David Alter of "I'm not going to sit here..." March 18

  • Kadri delivers concussion, suspended four games "A week after Nazem Kadri was suspended by his own team for three games, the Toronto Maple Leafs forward was dealt a ban of another kind. Kadri was suspended four games by NHL’s department of player safety Wednesday for delivering an illegal check to the head of Edmonton Oilers forward Matt..." March 18

  • Oilers' Matt Fraser injured after hit to head by Nazem Kadri "Scary moment for Edmonton Oilers forward Matt Fraser on Monday night when he was hit in the head by Toronto Maple Leafs forward Nazem Kadri midway through the third period. Fraser immediately dropped to the ice and struggled to skate off under the assistance of two teammates. Kadri was given..." March 17

  • Kadri to have hearing for Fraser headshot

    Pro Hockey Talk "Toronto forward Nazem Kadri‘s terrible, horrible, no good, very bad month continues. Having already served a team-issued suspension for behavioral issues, Kadri now faces discipline from the league after catching Edmonton’s Matt Fraser with an elbow on Monday night. The NHL’s Department of..." March 17

  • Maple Leafs need Nazem Kadri to clean up his act

    Toronto Sun "There is a laundry list of issues that Maple Leafs have with Nazem Kadri. And if they didn’t believe he was a player worth fighting for, worth keeping through the rebuild, they would have ignored his perceived indiscretions and looked to trade him in June. But the Leafs — in particular..." March 16

  • ‘Humiliated’ Nazem Kadri looks to the future

    Toronto Star "He’s sorry. He’s embarrassed. And he’s a wiser young man than five days ago. Feels almost like a lifetime for Nazem Kadri, in less than a week endured under the glare of massive media speculation, sharp coach criticism and astonishing frankness from Maple Leaf hockey czar Brendan..." March 14

  • Leafs will sit Kadri two more games as Shanahan says ‘grow up’

    Pro Hockey Talk "While a health scratch seemingly serves as a wake-up call for Nazem Kadri, it sounds like the Toronto Maple Leafs aren’t quite finished sending him a message. Brendan Shanahan approached the media with some stern comments and a stunning announcement on Wednesday: Kadri will sit two more games,..." March 11

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    Chris Johnston @reporterchris

    Nazem Kadri is scratched tonight. "It's brutal."

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    Darren Dreger @DarrenDreger

    Leafs and Kadri have discussed range of $, but not term. No offer has been made yet...and doesn't sound like Tor is in a rush.

  • Maple Leafs, Kadri begin negotiating long-term deal

    The Score "The Toronto Maple Leafs have reportedly taken a step toward ensuring forward Nazem Kadri remains with the organization for the foreseeable future. The Maple Leafs have opened negotiations with Kadri on a potential long-term contract, Nick Kypreos of Sportsnet reports. The team opened talks..." January 22

  • Dreger expects Leafs to trade Kadri

    Nichols on Hockey "On how difficult the assessment of Nazem Kadri becomes, given the fact that he’ll be an RFA this summer, and he’s going to want dough: “He’s going to want it. Yeah. I would still be surprised if Nazem Kadri makes it to the trade deadline as a Toronto Maple Leaf.” They just don’t want to deal..." December 02

  • Maple Leafs' Nazem Kadri expects more out of himself this season

    Toronto Star "Nazem Kadri will be at the Air Canada Centre Wednesday to join in the latest episode of the Ice Bucket Challenge craze taking the NHL by storm. But in about three weeks, he hopes to be making a different kind of splash — at Maple Leafs training camp. And he says he’s been working harder than..." August 21

  • Should the Edmonton Oilers push to acquire Nazem Kadri or Jake Gardiner of the Toronto Maple Leafs?

    Edmonton Journal "This just in from Eric Duhatschek of the Globe & Mail, more talk that Toronto Maple Leafs GM Dave Nonis would be willing to trade Nazem Kadri or Jake Gardiner. “You have the sense that Maple Leafs GM David Nonis would happily move two of his youngsters, Nazem Kadri and Jake Gardiner, in the..." June 10

  • Leafs GM: 'We'd be willing to trade Nazem Kadri' "Somewhat curiously, the name of Toronto Maple Leafs center Nazem Kadri made its way into the rumor mill earlier this season when it was suggested the Leafs would be willing to trade him. That portion of the mill isn't going to stop spinning after Maple Leafs GM Dave Nonis made an appearance on..." January 16

  • Is Trading for Nazem Kadri Anything More Than a Pipe Dream for New York Rangers?

    Bleacher Report "Nazem Kadri is a talented forward with tremendous upside, and it is rather interesting that the Toronto Maple Leafs are looking to deal a potential No. 1 center. Nick Kypreos of Sportsnet broke the news on Monday that two NHL teams confirmed that Kadri is available for trade. There have been..." January 01

  • Nazem Kadri rumoured to be available in a trade

    Toronto Star "Are the Maple Leafs shopping Nazem Kadri on the trade market? A report out of the New York Post and Sportsnet suggested that the Leafs would be open to trade offers for the struggling centre. “Boy oh boy, would the Maple Leafs love to find a taker for Nazem Kadri,” read a report in the Post on..." January 01

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    Nick Kypreos @RealKyper

    In wake of Carlyle rant this morning 2 #NHL clubs have confirmed for me #Leafs have made Kadri available in any trade discussion.

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    Jonas Siegel @jonasTSN1050

    Nazem Kadri back at practice today centering top line. Cody Franson also practicing once more.

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    David Alter @DavidAlter590

    Carlyle confirms death in the family for Kadri. Will not play tonight.

  • Kadri back between Kessel and Van Riemsdyk

    Toronto Star "Nazem Kadri was on the Toronto Maple Leafs top line in practice Wednesday as he prepares to return from his three-game suspension. Kadri says he won’t change the way he bodychecks other players now that he is returning from a suspension. Kadri ran over Minnesota Wild goalie Niklas Backstrom,..." November 21

  • Maple Leafs forward Kadri suspended for three games "Toronto Maple Leafs forward Nazem Kadri has been suspended three games for his hit to Minnesota Wild goaltender Niklas Backstrom during Minnesota's 2-1 shootout win on Wednesday according to TSN Hockey Insider Darren Dreger. Kadri ran over Backstrom seven minutes into the game, and his elbow..." November 15

  • Kadri knocks Wild’s Backstrom out of game

    Pro Hockey Talk "Toronto Maple Leafs forward Nazem Kadri drew ire and plenty of criticism for a collision with Minnesota Wild goalie Niklas Backstrom on Wednesday. Backstrom, 35, tried to play through the pain but eventually made way for Josh Harding. That might sound like a blessing in disguise for Minnesota..." November 14

  • Leafs' Nazem Kadri's controversial hit will be reviewed

    Toronto Sun "With the gaping hole they have up the middle right now, the Maple Leafs can ill afford to lose another centre. Yet, that's the position Nazem Kadri might have put his team into after he ploughed into Minnesota Wild goalie Niklas Backstrom in the first period of Toronto's 2-1 shootout defeat at..." November 14

  • Leafs' Nazem Kadri to have disciplinary hearing on Thursday "Toronto Maple Leafs forward Nazem Kadri will have a disciplinary hearing at 1pm et Thursday for his hit to Minnesota Wild goaltender Niklas Backstrom during Minnesota's 2-1 shootout win on Wednesday. Kardi ran over Backstrom seven minutes into the game. Kadri's elbow appeared to hit Backstrom..." November 14

  • Kadri’s chance apparent with Bozak out

    Toronto Star "This is Nazem Kadri's opportunity. With Tyler Bozak expected to miss at least a week because of a lower-body injury, the Toronto Maple Leafs are counting on Kadri to fill his spot as the first-line centre between James van Riemsdyk and Phil Kessel. If Saturday night's showing against the..." October 28

  • Leafs' Nazem Kadri already in Carlyle’s doghouse

    Toronto Star "With another workday nearly done at Wednesday’s Leafs practice Nazem Kadri made like a short-order cook. Using the blade of his stick like a spatula he picked up a puck and repeatedly heaved it high into the air. The disc went up. The disc came down. And Kadri though he attempted to catch it..." October 10

  • Maple Leafs' Kadri careful with his tweets

    Toronto Sun "At last count Nazem Kadri had more than 111000 followers for his Twitter handle @43_Kadri. So he would be disappointed if coach Randy Carlyle emulated Vancouver’s John Tortorella and restricted use of the social media tool among players. Even though Kadri took something of a public beating..." September 14

  • Nazem Kadri agrees to two-year deal with Maple Leafs "The Toronto Maple Leafs have agreed to terms with restricted free-agent forward Nazem Kadri on a two-year $5.8 million deal. The agreement ends an off-season of contract talks that at times according to reports had the two sides very far apart in both demands and expectations. "Congrats to..." September 11

  • Report: Maple Leafs closing in on deal with Nazem Kadri "They’re not there yet but it sounds like the Toronto Maple Leafs and RFA forward Nazem Kadri are finally speaking the same language in their long-running and combative contract talks. According to Bob MacKenzie who was speaking on TSN Radio in Toronto this afternoon the two sides are finally..." September 10

  • Maple Leafs and Nazem Kadri still miles apart

    Toronto Star "Dion Phaneuf jetted off to New York Wednesday morning to attend an NHL media event. Joffrey Lupul checked back in to Toronto after a summer spent travelling. Tyler Bozak let reporters in on a friendly bet he lost to a friend from his college hockey days. And Nazem Kadri? Well the..." September 05

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    Darren Dreger @DarrenDreger

    No change in negotiations between Kadri and the Leafs. Obviously his participation in training camp is in question. Still time for a deal.

  • Leafs' Nazem Kadri growing frustrated with status

    Toronto Sun "Nazem Kadri was ready to tee it up here on Tuesday but will he able to suit up when Maple Leafs training camp starts next week? Still without a contract eight days before the team is due to report for medical testing that prospect is very much in doubt. And the longer his status lingers the..." September 03

  • Report: Leafs, Kadri remain far apart in negotiations

    Pro Hockey Talk "Nazem Kadri said that “it’s not his job” to worry about the Toronto Maple Leafs’ salary cap situation on Tuesday. Saturday provides more evidence of that thought because if Sportsnet’s David Alter’s report is correct Kadri wants more than the Buds currently have. Kadri’s camp reportedly began..." August 24

  • Kadri: Contract talks with Leafs are becoming a distraction "Restricted free agent centre Nazem Kadri is still in a holding pattern in contract talks with the Toronto Maple Leafs and the 22-year-old centre may be feeling the pinch. Working out at the team's practice facility in Mississauga on Tuesday Kadri told reporters that talks over a new deal are..." August 21

  • Leafs GM Nonis expects to sign Kadri, Franson before training camp "When training camp begins this September Maple Leafs general manager Dave Nonis fully expects his remaining two restricted free agents - forward Nazem Kadri and defenceman Cody Franson - to be there. For that to happen though Nonis might need to get creative. The Maple Leafs have under $5..." August 19

  • Leafs' Kadri doing extra work on skating

    Toronto Sun "The story got a lot of mileage back in the winter of 2010 when veteran Maple Leafs had a one-game glance at Nazem Kadri sans shoulder pads and T-shirt. Captain Dion Phaneuf in particular warned the doughy first-round pick that in future he’d best shape up or get shipped out to the farm when the..." August 13

  • Leafs' Kadri and Kessel not concerned about contract status "With the NHL's offseason nearly half over Nazem Kadri is still confident that he'll be re-signed by the Toronto Maple Leafs before the start of training camp. Speaking to reporters at the Canadian Open Pro-Am in Oakville Ontario on Wednesday the restricted free agent forward said that while..." July 25

  • Leafs Nazem Kadri happy with team direction as contract talks continue

    Toronto Star "Nazem Kadri sounds like he’s not worried about the direction of contract talks, and is most definitely looking forward to next season with the Toronto Maple Leafs. Kadri is one of the Leafs’ key restricted free agents. “We’re in conversation,” Kadri said of contract talks. “There’s still..." July 13

  • Maple Leafs to-do list includes Bozak, Kadri, maybe Bernier

    Toronto Star "Tyler Bozak or Stephen Weiss? James Reimer or Jonathan Bernier? What’s Nazem Kadri worth? Should Clarke MacArthur return? What about extending Phil Kessel and Dion Phaneuf? Maple Leafs general manager Dave Nonis is the first to admit there are plenty of questions surrounding the franchise, but he..." June 20

  • Maple Leafs need Nazem Kadri to break out of slump

    Toronto Star "Nazem Kadri hasn’t scored in April. Seven games thus far this month and no goals, and no goals since his hat trick in Ottawa back on March 30. On the surface, that span qualifies as a slump. In theory, Kadri is facing more intense coverage from desperate teams who are hitting him at every..." April 18

  • Ovechkin, Backstrom, Kadri named 'Three Stars' "Washington Capitals left wing Alex Ovechkin, Minnesota Wild goaltender Niklas Backstrom and Toronto Maple Leafs center Nazem Kadri have been named the NHL's "Three Stars" for the week ending March 24. Ovechkin led the NHL with five goals and eight points in four games, stretching his..." March 25

  • Maple Leafs' Nazem Kadri turns doubters into believers

    Toronto Sun "Four NHL general managers and three times that many scouts sat high above the ice at First Niagara Center, all of them marvelling at the unexpected phenom, Nazem Kadri. It is that apparent and that unexpected what this young man is doing in his first full-time tour of duty as a Maple..." March 22

  • Leafs give Nazem Kadri a more prominent role

    National Post "Nazem Kadri is moving on up. The Toronto Maple Leafs centre, who is tied for the team scoring lead with 27 points, has been playing like a top-six forward all season. Now, it appears he has been given that distinction. Kadri, along with Joffrey Lupul and Matt Frattin, wore blue jerseys at..." March 18

  • Maple Leafs' Nazem Kadri livin' the 'Dream'

    Toronto Sun "Nazim Kadri is making a name for himself — even though half the hockey world seems to be mispronouncing it. The Maple Leafs’ leading scorer has heard it about 30 times this year for goals, assists, penalties and even some three star selections, but rarely does it come out sounding the same way..." March 06

  • Calm the Leafs' Kadri hype - yeah right!

    Toronto Sun "On the next night of his NHL life, Nazem Kadri found himself not with a highlight quality goal, but the puck in the back of the net just the same. Add an assist in the 4-2 win over the New Jersey Devils on Monday night at the Air Canada Centre and it was tough not to make the 22-year-old the..." March 05

  • Kadri gets better of old coach in Maple Leafs' win

    Toronto Sun "For one brief moment on Monday night, foe became friend. For one brief moment, Peter DeBoer looked at Nazem Kadri and saw the gem he helped develop from a raw kid years ago with the Kitchener Rangers, not the dangerous Maple Leafs forward who was trying to defeat his New Jersey Devils. And..." March 05

  • Nazem Kadri: 'It's only one game'

    Toronto Sun "Nazem Kadri is only human, which is why he lingered on the TV rewind button a few times since recording his first NHL hat trick against the New York Islanders on Thursday. "It was a dream come true scoring one goal in the NHL, let alone three in one game," Kadri said Saturday. "It was a very..." March 03

  • Goal No. 3 a beauty for Maple Leafs' Kadri

    Toronto Sun "Fans and viewers got their money’s worth watching the Nazem Kadri Show on Thursday night. The New York Islanders? Not so much. The blossoming Leafs centre made his opponents look silly repeatedly during the entertaining 5-4 overtime win that kept his team in the thick of the Eastern Conference..." March 02

  • Kadri and the third line helping Leafs immensely

    Toronto Sun "There have been a number of reasons for the Leafs’ success so far this season, but none more important than the fact that their third line, which has usually included Nazem Kadri, has contributed on a regular basis. The Leafs have had contributions this season from all four lines, but the..." February 19

  • Leafs' Kadri continues to impress

    Toronto Sun "Nazem Kadri did not lead the Maple Leafs in the scoring parade against the Montreal Canadiens on Saturday night. In fact, he had zero points in Toronto’s 6-0 win. But the former London Knight might have played the most complete game of any player. Right off the bat, he got under the Canadiens’..." February 10

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