Edmonton Oilers forward Evander Kane will have a hearing with the National Hockey League’s Department of Player Safety on Sunday to determine if additional discipline is warranted for his hit against Nazem Kadri in Game 3 of the Finals. of the Western Conference.
Avalanche head coach Jared Bednar confirmed Kadri would “at least” miss the rest of the series against the Oilers because of the hit.
Kane was given a five-minute major penalty for boarding the play, but he was not given a misconduct.
Although Kane has not been suspended on the ice this season, the NHL banned him for 21 games to start the 2021-22 campaign after he committed an “established violation” of the league’s COVID-19 protocols. .
After Saturday’s game, Avalanche captain Gabriel Landeskog said he was “certain” the NHL would review the hit on Kadri.
“I was on the bench but I don’t like it,” Landeskog said. “They are the ones that send shivers down your spine, and you are taught from an early age that you don’t do that, and especially at this distance from the boards. It’s a dangerous game and, yeah, I don’t know what else to say.
The Avalanche won Game 3 of the Western Conference by a score of 4–2 to take a 3–0 lead over the Oilers. It remains to be seen if Kane will be eligible to play for the Oilers in Game 4, which is scheduled to take place at Rogers Place in Edmonton on Monday night.