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Kadri (undisclosed) was on the ice for pregame warmups Wednesday, and is expected to play in the 7 PM E.T. contest against the Capitals, Jonas Siegel of TSN Radio 1050 reports.

Kadri was on the ice for morning skate, and this recent development suggests he'll suit up for the evening contest. He's projected to skate on the Leaf's top line with Daniel Winnik and Phil Kessel.

Nazem Kadri C TOR 2 Months

Kadri (undisclosed) was on the ice for the Leafs' morning skate and looks like he could be a lineup option for Wednesday's game against the Capitals.

With interim coach Peter Horachek running the show for the fired Randy Carlyle, Kadri found himself on the top line with Phil Kessel, as Tyler Bozak was bumped to the second trio. Kadri didn't seem to be facing many limitations during the skate, but the Leafs have yet to confirm that he'll suit up Wednesday. He's been out for the last week while dealing with the undisclosed injury.

Nazem Kadri C TOR 2 Months

Kadri (undisclosed) will miss the next seven to 10 days.

Richard Panik took his place in the lineup Friday, and may continue to do so until at least next Friday or possibly until the Jan. 12 contest against the Kings.

Nazem Kadri C TOR 2 Months

Kadri (undisclosed) will not play Friday against the Wild, Christine Sampson of Sportsnet reports.

Kadri's injury became evident earlier Friday, when he didn't take the ice for optional skate following a maintenance day Thursday. It appears he will not be available Friday, though it's unclear exactly who will draw into the lineup in his place. If Richard Panik is healthy, he would be the likely candidate. Kadri's next chance to return will come Saturday, with a three-day layoff following before the next game Wednesday.

Nazem Kadri C TOR 2 Months

Kadri is nursing an undisclosed injury and is questionable to play Friday against the Maple Leafs, Jonas Siegel of TSN Radio 1050 reports.

Kadri was held out of Thursday's practice for maintenance purposes and remained off the ice for Friday's optional skate. The Leafs will run some medical assessments on Kadri in the afternoon as they look to discern the nature of his injury, but at the very least, it sounds like he could be dealing with some body soreness. He was on the receiving end of a few big hits in Wednesday's game against Boston, one of which resulted in a brief trip to the locker room.

Nazem Kadri C TOR 2 Months

Kadri extended his current point streak to three games and four points (two goals, two assists) with a helper in Monday's loss to the Lightning.

He did go five-for-11 in the face-off dot and finished plus-1 on the night, so those are slight improvements from his last few outings. His value depends on your format. Use him if you can withstand a fluctuating plus-minus.

Nazem Kadri C TOR 2 Months

Kadri delivered his 11th goal of the season in Sunday's loss to the Panthers. He has three points, including two goals, in his last two games and eight points (four goals, four assists) in his last 10.

He was inefficient in the face-off circle on Sunday night, going four-of-13. His plus-minus has also been sketchy in the last five, save for one plus game (overall minus-5 in those five). His game has been improving, but he struggles when the Leafs do. They're 1-4 in those last five and need to snap the funk to provide value for fantasy owners who own mid-level players like Kadri.

Nazem Kadri C TOR 2 Months

Kadri netted the game winner in the first minute of Tuesday's game in Dallas. He also picked up an assist and finished plus-3.

He sprung James Van Riemsdyk on a breakaway in the second and the big winger made no mistake. Kadri has seven points, including three goals, in his last nine outings and 13 in his last 14. He's also playing much better defensive hockey than he did to start the season, but his plus-minus still tends to swing game to game. He's a solid activation, though -- the breakout appears to be finally in place.

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Kadri scored a goal in Tuesday's 6-2 win over the Ducks. He now has a point in each of his last three games and 11 points (four goals, seven assists) in his last 10 games.

His game in both ends of the ice has taken a big leap in the last few weeks. Maybe he's almost as good as he thinks he is. You might as well reap the rewards.

Nazem Kadri C TOR 3 Months

Kadri scored an empty-net goal in Toronto's 4-1 win over Detroit. He has nine points in his last eight games.

Honestly, we're most impressed with the fact he was on the ice to protect a lead in the dying moments -- it wasn't that long ago that something like that would have never happened. He's buying into the system and still producing. Look out.