Jordan Binnington, goaltender for the St. Louis Blues, admitted to throwing a water bottle at Colorado Avalanche centre Nazem Kadri during Round 2.

St. Louis Blues goaltender Jordan Binnington On Tuesday, he confirmed that he had thrown a water bottle at Colorado Avalanche center Nazem Kadri After Game 3 in their second-round series.

Binnington, who was playing after Kadri's and Blues' defenseman on the Blues' sideline, left the game with a lower-body injury. Calle Rosen Both went after a loose puck and crashed into the net. His night was ended by the injury and his series ended as Blues goalie. Ville Husso The Avalanche lost the sixth game.

Kadri was talking about the collision after the Game 3 incident. After a brief pause, he continued to tell the broadcast that Binnington might have thrown a waterbottle at him.

Kadri did not back down from his insinuation during his postgame conference. “Yeah. I believe it was Binnington. Kadri explained that I was tied up and it was Binnington. “I believe it to be him. “I don't know the truth.”

Binnington spoke out on Tuesday as the Blues held their postseason press conference.

“I stopped by the rink to have my knee examined, halfway through the game. I was going back to the rink. The game was over. As I walked down the hall, I could not find a recycle bin as I went. Before I even entered the locker room I saw him doing an interview. “Smiling, laughing, and I'm there with a knee brace walking down the hallway,” he stated.

“It was just a God-given opportunity. I don't know what to do. I could either just keep silent and walk out of the room, or I could speak up and have him look at me and try to understand. Give him something to think about. Yes, I just threw out the water bottle. An empty water bottle. It fell about two feet from him. It is what it was there. It's hockey. So, that's it.”

Kadri was involved in an incident with Binnington earlier this season. After a scrum between teams, Binnington received a 10-minute misconduct for swinging his goalie stick towards Kadri in October 2021.

Kadri was not penalized for the play that caused Binnington's injury. The NHL department of player safety determined that there wasn't need for additional discipline.

The NHL postseason was hit hard by Binnington's injuries. After Binnington's collision with Kadri (a Muslim, Lebanese-American, player), racist remarks and threats were made to Kadri. Kadri was the target of threats on social media. Local law enforcement was called in to investigate. There was an increase in police presence at the Avalanche team hotel in St. Louis as well as around Enterprise Center's entrance to the ice in Game 4. Kadri replied with a hat trick during that game.

“I am aware that the comments made are not meant to be a reflection of every fan in St. Louis. “I understand that, and I want that to be clear,” he stated. “But those who wasted their time by sending such messages, I feel sorry.”

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