Nazem Kadri News: Kadri was benched for Friday's game, reports Slam Sports.
Kadri was benched for Friday's game, reports Slam Sports.
Analysis: After Thursday's win, Toronto Marlies coach Dallas Eakins was critical of both Kadri and Joe Colborne, who were a combined minus-3 and were stranded deep on at least one of the opponent's goals. Kadri had no goals and three assists in the nine games before the benching and was plagued with puck control issues. "(Kadri and Colborne) are not playing up to their capabilities and everybody has seen that so far," assistant coach Gord Dineen said Friday morning. "We're trying to keep energy in our lineup. Maybe it's good sometimes to sit up there and watch." One word: uh-oh.