Bruins Marchand Suspended Two Games

The National Hockey League’s Department of Player Safety has suspended Boston Bruins forward Brad Marchand for two games for a slew-footing incident to New York Rangers forward Derick Brassard during last nights 3-0 Bruins win. At the 14:30 mark of the second period. Marchand, kicked the back of Brassard’s skate knocking him off balance, dangerously close to the boards, then applying downward force to slam Brassard’s upper body to the ice.

Bruins Marchand Suspended Two Games

Marchand will forfeit $48,387 to the Players Emergency Assistance Fund, which is under the terms of the current Collective Bargaining Agreement, and is based on the length of the suspension and his annual salary. Marchand has a bit of a history with being disciplined by the NHL Department of Player Safety for his actions as he has been suspended twice, and fined once prior to this incident.

Marchand has played for the the Bruins for his entire career. The 26 year-old, Halifax Nova Scotia native has played in 342 career NHL games contributing 104 goals, and 106 assists for 210 points. The Bruins selected him in the third round (71st overall) in the 2006 NHL Entry Draft.


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