The Elbow staff
TORONTO, ON – Perfectly healthy Leafs forward Nazem Kadri has implored team doctors to find "something, anything" that will keep him from playing any more games this season.
Fearing that he will be the only player left after teammates James van Riemsdyk and Joffrey Lupul were placed on injured reserve on Thursday, the 25-year-old insisted that he felt as if something was not right with his body, either.
"Yeah, I can't quite put my finger on it, doc, but there's something wrong in this region of my body," he said as he drew a big circle around his head and torso before team practice on Friday morning.
"I have a scratchy feeling in my throat, is it strep? It feels like strep. What about this freckle, could it develop into a melanoma? That sounds serious."
van Riemsdyk was seen skipping out of the team locker room with crutches above his head when told on Thursday that he would sit out the rest of the season.
When approached by reporters, he said that he was "devastated not to be able to help out the team."
Reporters were unable to get a comment from Lupul, who remains quarantined in his permanent room at St. Michael's Hospital.