Boston Bruins winger Brad Marchand was suspended three games for clipping Ottawa Senators defenseman Mark Borowiecki Tuesday.
The suspension means he will miss Friday’s Winter Classic against the Canadiens at Gillette Stadium.
In announcing his disciplinary hearing, the league described the low hit, which caused Borowiecki to flip over Marchand, as both clipping and interference. Borowiecki was not injured.
This is Marchand’s fourth suspension or fine for a low hit. Immediately after the game, Marchand said that the hit was unintentional.
“I was trying to get to the puck-carrier, and I turned up ice, and [Borowiecki] was kind of standing there. I just turned up and tried to go after the puck-carrier,” he said.
The Bruins (20–12–4) are currently in third-place in the Eastern Conference standings.