Bruins’ Brad Marchand gets three game ban for abusing Canucks’ Oliver Ekman-Larsson
Boston Bruins forward Brad Marchand has received a three-match ban for failing to score Vancouver Canucks guard Oilver Ekman-Larsson. The incident occurred in the first half of Sunday’s game, leading to the Bruins’ 3-2 win.
Marchand did not concede a penalty and Ekman-Larsson was uninjured during the game. The Bruins winger will be eligible to return to the team on December 8 when the Bruins face the Canucks, quite interestingly.
“I think it was two boys fighting for a puck, got tangled up,” Bruins coach Bruce Cassidy said after Sunday’s game. “They’ll have to decide. You’ll see a lot of that in a game, they’re more often along the board than off the ice, but I’ve seen a lot of that this year.”
This three-match ban marks Marchand .’s seventh suspension NHL job. The Bruins forward was suspended for the last time in January 2018 for five games for promoting New Jersey Devils forward Marcus Johansson. Additionally, Marchand was suspended for slippage in January 2015.
Under the NHL’s Collective Bargaining Agreement, Marchand will be forced to return $91,875 from his wages. That money will go to the Players’ Emergency Fund and is the total of Marchand’s average salary of $6.125 million.
https://www.cbssports.com/nhl/news/bruins-brad-marchand-suspended-three-games-for-slew-footing-canucks-oliver-ekman-larsson/ Bruins’ Brad Marchand gets three game ban for abusing Canucks’ Oliver Ekman-Larsson