He is a professional ice hockey player who currently plays for the Colorado Avalanche of the National Hockey League. Nazem Samir Kadri (born October 6, 1990) (NHL). At the 2009 NHL Entry Draft, the Toronto Maple Leafs selected him with the seventh overall pick.
Kitchener Rangers (OHL) and London Knights (OHL) were the two junior teams he played for in the Ontario Hockey League (OHL). J. Ross Robertson Cup winner with Kitchener and member of Rangers team that lost to Spokane Chiefs at Memorial Cup final in 2008 Kadri also represented Canada at the 2010 World Junior Championships, where the team won silver after losing to the United States in the final.
Nazem Kadri Injury
Five minute major to Evander Kane for boarding Nazem Kadri pic.twitter.com/tmgyJzWrps
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We’re one game away from the Stanley Cup Finals for the Avalanche. In order to get there, they’ll have to do so without one of their top players.
Center In Game 3 of the Western Conference finals, Nazem Kadri was eliminated by the Edmonton Oilers. Evander Kane of the Oilers slammed Kadri against the boards with a cross-check just over a minute into the game. An injured Kadri was carried to a changing room after collapsing on the ice with his hands up.
Despite Kadri’s apparent injury, Kane was only given a five-minute major and not a game punishment for boarding.
Not only did he sit out the game but he will be out for quite some time. Bednar has ruled out Kadri for the duration of this series, at least.
Jared Bednar: Nazem Kadri is out for the series "at least, if not longer."
"The hit, it's the most dangerous play in hockey."
— Peter Baugh (@Peter_Baugh) June 5, 2022
Kadri’s injury is detailed in detail by The Sporting News, including a possible return date and a history of injuries.
How Long Will Nazem Kadri Be Sidelined?
Evander Kane’s cross-check knocked Kadri to the ice, where he seemed to sustain an upper-body injury. According to Jared Bednar, the Avalanche coach, the injury will keep Kadri out of the Western Conference playoffs for at least the rest of the series.
What Is Nazem Kadri’s Injury Record?
Kadri has been mostly injury-free throughout his career. A pandemic-shortened 2020-21 season saw him participate in all 56 games, scoring 32 points. Until an upper-body injury, he was on track for a 100-point season in 2021-22. In the 2019-20 season, which was cut short by the pandemic, he missed 19 games because of a lower-body ailment, but he recovered for the playoffs.
For the first time in his career, Toronto Maple Leaf’s first-round draught pick Jonathan Kadri had a season with 28 goals and 87 points. In terms of points, he finished the season in 15th place. Prior to that, his best season was 61 with Toronto in 2016.
Who Will Step up In Nazem Kadri’s Absence?
— NHL (@NHL) June 5, 2022
In terms of roster depth, the Avalanche rank among the best in the NHL. Both Andre Burakovsky and Darcy Kuemper have fallen victim to injuries during the playoffs. Still, they’ve been able to run away from Edmonton and take a 3-0 lead so far.
JT Compher, the Rockies’ starting center, was a key factor in their win in Game 3. Mikko Rantanen and Arturri Lehkonen were on the second line when Compher stepped in for Kadri.
The six-year veteran made the most of his increased ice time by winning seven faceoffs and taking three shots. Compher also scored the game-winning goal, wriggling a shot past Mike Smith to give the Avalanche a 3-2 lead. As a result, Colorado won the game 4-2.