Bruins forward Brad Marchand suspended two games

Friday January 16th, 2015

Boston Bruins forward Brad Marchand has been suspended two games for a slew-foot on New York Rangers center Derick Brassard, the NHL announced Friday.

The play occurred during Thursday night's game, which Boston won 3-0. The NHL then announced that Marchand would have a hearing with the the league's Department of Player Safety on Friday. 

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After the game, Brassard said the slew-foot "could've been dangerous."

"The way I fell on the ice, I maybe could've missed the rest of the season if I hurt my knee there, but luckily enough there," he said. "Marchand's a pretty good player, he's feisty, competes hard, but those kind of things, we don't want that in our game."

Marchand will miss games against the Columbus Blue Jackets on Saturday and the Dallas Stars on Tuesday. The 26-year-old has 24 points in 42 games this season.

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The Bruins are 24-15-6 on the season and in fourth in the Atlantic Division.

- Molly Geary

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