Video: Kadri running Backstrom similar to Tootoo on Miller?


A past incident involving Jordin Tootoo and Ryan Miller could mean further discipline for Toronto Maple Leafs forward Nazem Kadri.

Kadri could be getting a call from the National Hockey League for a pair of incidents Wednesday, including one in which he ran Minnesota Wild goalie Niklas Backstrom.

Kadri cut through the Minnesota crease and then slammed into Backstrom. The video replay appears to show him following through with his right elbow as he made contact with the puck stopper.

Backstrom left the game, while Kadri was given a minor penalty. Kadri was later ejected for an illegal hit to the head on Mikael Granlund.

Directly below is a replay of the Kadri hit on Backstrom.

Now, this incident appears similar to one from almost two full years ago, when Jordin Tootoo, then with the Nashville Predators, ran over Ryan Miller of the Buffalo Sabres.

Tootoo received a two-game suspension for this incident, which could act as a precedent for any potential supplemental discipline Kadri may be facing.