March 13, 2015

CALGARY, Alberta (AP) Toronto Maple Leafs forward Nazem Kadri will be ready to move on after he serves a three-game club ban for disciplinary reasons.

Kadri accompanied the Maple Leafs on Friday to Calgary, where he was to sit out a third consecutive game since he missed a team meeting on Sunday.

Kadri said before Friday night's game against the Flames that he was ''humiliated,'' but added that he has learned from the ordeal.

''Of course I'm embarrassed about it,'' the 24-year-old center said. ''Lesson learned, and that's how I'm going to approach it. I'm a little bit humiliated but besides that it was a lesson learned and something you can look to as making yourself a better person.

''It's a lesson that couldn't be more clear at this point in time.''

The Maple Leafs made Kadri a healthy scratch Monday for their game against the New York Islanders. On that day, he said he had apologized to teammates and coaches for what he called an ''uncharacteristic'' mistake.

But on Wednesday, Maple Leafs President Brendan Shanahan extended Kadri's suspension for two games, saying that Kadri's problems went beyond being late for the meeting on Sunday.

''It's time for him to start making better decisions,'' Shanahan said Wednesday.

Toronto coach Pete Horachek confirmed Friday that Kadri will be back in the lineup on Saturday against the Canucks in Vancouver.

Kadri has no ''ill feelings'' toward the Maple Leafs.

''I put the blame on myself and understand I have to bring out a better level of expectation in terms of professionalism,'' he said. ''But other than that, all I can worry about right now is the future moving forward.''

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