NHL, St. Louis police investigating threats made toward Kadri

Avalanche Kadri Threats Hockey
Posted at 12:23 PM, May 23, 2022

Authorities in Missouri and the National Hockey League are investigating threats a Colorado Avalanche player received following Game 3 against the St. Louis Blues Saturday.

Forward Nazem Kadri received racially motivated and death threats on social media after he and Blues defenseman Calle Rosen collided with St. Louis goaltender Jordan Binnington during the first period, the Associated Press reported.

No penalty was called after the play.

Bennington left the game with an injury, and the Avalanche went on to win the game to take a 2-1 series lead.

On Sunday, the team announced that Bennington was ruled out for the remainder of the series after sustaining a lower-body injury in Game 3.

According to the AP, Kadri, who is of Lebanese descent, received tweets calling him “Arab scum” and referencing terrorism. 

The two teams face off again on Monday in St. Louis.