Boston Bruins Brad Marchand Out At Least One Game With An Upper Body Injury

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Boston Bruins forward Brad Marchand has been ruled out of Saturday’s matchup against the Winnipeg Jets. The Brad Marchand injury happened after the player took a controversial hit from Washington Capitals‘ forward Garnet Hathaway during their matchup on Thursday.

The Brad Marchand Injury Shorthands Boston Against The Jets

The injury bug has now made its way to Boston. They’re now without both Anton Blidh and Marchand. The star forward will miss time with an upper-body injury. After taking a hit from Garnet Hathaway in the 2nd period of Thursday’s night matchup, Marchand was seen favouring his right shoulder. The player tried to stay on the bench for one more shift but was soon brought to the dressing room and didn’t return. This occurred in the same game as the Tom Wilson hit on Bildh, who will also not play on Saturday. The Brad Marchand injury comes after he received some media attention for messing with forward Vincent Trocheck online. Marchand compared himself to a Lamborghini, and the Carolina Hurricanes’ player to a Toyota Prius on an Instagram post comment.

The 33-year-old, who was picked 71st overall in 2006, has recorded 43 points in 32 games this season. During his 13-year NHL career, he has 758 points in 836 career games. However, he hasn’t played a full 82 game season since 2013-2014. That is due to his colourful suspension history, which has made him miss considerable time. His most recent suspension was a three-game one in November for slew footing Vancouver Canucks forward Oliver Ekman-Larsson.

How Will This Affect The Bruins

With the loss of both Marchand and Blidh, the Bruins will need to shake up their forward lineup, moving Jake DeBrusk into the spot left by Marchand, which will boost his trade value as DeBrusk wants out of Boston. Both players injured in Thursday night’s game will be re-evaluated next week before they take on Anaheim, although it is likely that Marchand will be out for more than just a couple of days.

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