Tensions Flying High Between Binnington and Kadri


During Saturday night's game three contest between the St. Louis Blues and Colorado Avalanche, an incident caused for some very intriguing tensions between Avalanche forward Nazem Kadri and Blues netminder Jordan Binnington. During a drive to the net in the first period, Kadri ran into Binnington following a slight nudge from Blues defenseman Calle Rosen. As a result, Binnington was rattled and left the game.

Given his history with playoff suspensions, some could see as to why Kadri could have had dirty intent behind the run in with the Blues goaltender. However, when watching it looks purely accidental and an unfortunate accident. On top of that, no penalty was called on the play as it was seen as a pure hockey play. However Blues head coach Craig Berube stated that his reputation makes him not look too incident.

As a result of the play, the Blues announced on Sunday that Binnington will be out the rest of the series with a suspected knee injury. The Blues recalled Charlie Lindgren from the Springfield Thunderbirds.

Despite the injury, during Kadri's post-game interview, Binnington allegedly chucked a water bottle at the forward's head while he was speaking to the media. Kadri claimed it was likely him and few reports have stated it was indeed Binnington who tossed the bottle at the Avalanche player's head.

This just brings more tension to the two players' relationship as earlier in the season, Binnington swung his stick over Kadri's head in a fit of rage as he was being kicked out of the game.

In case you missed the game, the Avalanche ended up winning the game 5-2 led by two goals from forward Artturi Lehkonen. The Blues will be looking to bounce back on Monday night without Binnington in hopes they can tie the best of seven series up at two. 

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