Kadri was able to return in the third period, and actually scored Toronto's only goal, but was ejected after an ugly, high hit on DeBrusk.
The Leafs couldn't do anything right in Game 2 as the Boston Bruins were relentless and took advantage of miscues to score three of their goals in a 4-1 win. Kadri cross-checked DeBrusk in the third period after a series of physical exchanges throughout the game, earning himself a five-minute major and a game misconduct.
Toronto got a power play five minutes into the third, but could do nothing until Kadri broke Rask's shutout bid on a deflection at 10:44.
The NHL has offered Kadri an in-person hearing with the department of player safety, which may indicate a lengthy suspension.
Kadri will have a hearing with the league, which will give the league a chance to gift him a suspension of six or more games.
Now that the Maple Leafs will most likely be without Kadri in Game 3 and beyond, they have to prepare a lineup without him.
Leafs head coach Mike Babcock switched up his top two lines and mixed his defence pairings looking for a spark.
Kadri has been suspended four times in his career. He's also been fined on three occasions - twice for diving/embellishment and once for an inappropriate throat-slashing gesture - making this the eighth instance where he's been tapped on the shoulder by the National Hockey League to explain himself.
"There's been a few road teams that have pulled off a couple victories and heading home with two in the bank", Kadri said after the morning skate.
"They had a push and we weren't really ready for it", Muzzin said.
The incident occurred with 5:57 remaining in the Maple Leafs' 4-1 loss.
With that in mind, he wants to see more aggression from the Maple Leafs as the series shifts to Toronto. As Kadri exited the penalty box and attempted to rejoin play, DeBrusk appeared to try to lay a body check on the Leafs' center but instead hit him knee-on-knee.
"They came out, they played well, and they do that every single time", Leafs defenceman Morgan Rielly said. "I was already committed to the hit", Kadri said at the time. Boston realized they needed to force the Leafs to move the puck quickly by pressuring them physically and Toronto didn't make the necessary adjustment. "Just make sure we're working hard all over the ice".
"We feel good about our team".
"Now we've got to do something about that".