Wednesday, December 30, 2015

Marchand Gets Three-Game Suspension for Clip on Borowiecki

Bruins' winger Brad Marchand received a three-game suspension for the above "clip" on Ottawa's Mark Borowiecki Tuesday night. Marchand, who has been suspended three times for attacks on players' lower bodies--most recently last January--is considered a repeat offender by the NHL's Department of Player Safety.

"It is important to note that in addition to the extremely low point of contact, Borowiecki is not eligible to be checked in any manner, let alone with a sudden check thrown at knee-level," states the video. "The onus here is on Marchand to avoid this hit entirely."

Marchand was busy last night at TD Garden, and he could have received discipline for this hit on Senator's Kyle Turris as well:

Here's what Turris had to say about Marchand's submarine hit on Borowiecki after Tuesday's game, according to Pierre LeBrun of ESPN:

"From our perspective it looked liked he kind of got submarined, his legs taken out from under him by, I mean, playing against Marchand, he’s done it before and [we] come to expect stuff like that."

The Bruins, who are already without David Krejci on a week-to-week basis, will miss Marchand's services for the Winter Classic on New Year's Days vs. the Canadiens at Gillette Stadium in addition to games vs. the Capitals on January 5th and the Devils on January 8th.

Marchand is currently the fourth-leading scorer on the Bruins with 15 goals and 11 assists.