Kadri has chance to shine as go-to guy

The Maple Leafs will need Nazem Kadri to elevate his play now that the club is down a pair of...

The Maple Leafs will need Nazem Kadri to elevate his play now that the club is down a pair of centres in Dave Bolland and Tyler Bozak. And that's just fine with Kadri. (TORONTO SUN/FILES)

Mike Zeisberger, QMI Agency

, Last Updated: 12:11 AM ET

While Dave Nonis said Sunday evening that he would have a better gauge on the status of injured forward Dave Bolland on Monday morning, the Maple Leafs general manager, like the rest of us, has a much clearer, more definitive understanding on what will now be demanded of Nazem Kadri.

Bolland is expected to return to Toronto on Monday after undergoing surgery on his left leg at a Vancouver hospital over the weekend. All the while, with both he and fellow centre Tyler Bozak out of the lineup, the spotlight will now shine on Kadri, who has always sought to savour it rather than hide from it.


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