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Bullet mostly dodged: Leafs’ Kadri suffers bruised – not broken – hand

Sep 19, 2013, 10:32 PM EDT

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Toronto Maple Leafs fans are getting used to holding their breath with Nazem Kadri. It happened with his prolonged contract discussions with the team this summer and again during Thursday’s preseason game against the Ottawa Senators, as people were concerned he broke his hand blocking a shot.

On the bright side, both situations came up positive for the Buds.

Actually, most literally, Kadri’s X-ray was negative. TSN’s Jonas Siegel reports that he’s instead suffering from a bruised hand.

It’s not all great news for the 22-year-old, as gripping the stick was uncomfortable when he went back out on the ice, according to Siegel.

Much like his contract squabbles, things could have been a lot worse … although this might force him to miss some time, after all.

Toronto ended up beating Ottawa 3-2 tonight, as Jonathan Bernier stopped 10 out of 11 shots before giving way to Drew MacIntyre, who made 19 out of 20 saves in two periods of action.

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  1. gregman98 - Sep 19, 2013 at 10:50 PM

    Albeit an abbreviate game, MacIntyre had a .950 save percentage. Not bad.

  2. Lupy Nazty Philthy - Sep 19, 2013 at 11:40 PM

    Good new about Kadri.

  3. pavelfitzgerald - Sep 20, 2013 at 7:17 PM

    I’m surprised McIntyre has never been able to turn into an NHL backup. He was great with the Manitoba moose but was stuck behind some talented tenders (Luongi, Schneider).
    The he was in Detroit’s system & got stuck behind Jimmy Howard. With Bernier & Reimer in Toronto he must feel like he’s living Groundhog Day

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