Wednesday, December 30, 2015

Marchand Disciplined Away From the Winter Classic

The nastiness that completed Tuesday night's game between Boston and Ottawa has cost the Bruins one of their best and feistiest players, as the Department of Player Safety has handed forward Brad Marchand a 3-game suspension for his low bridge on Senators defender Mark Borowiecki.

The details of the suspension are below in the video that is released by the NHL and it will go over the reasoning and some more details.

What does this suspension mean? Well, Brian loses a key forward in both the overall standings and in the PIM pool, going into a game that means quite a bit to both his team and the team he's playing against, a perfect game for his set of skills.

This season, Marchand has already racked up 15 goals and 26 points in 34 games with the Bruins this year, which ranks him 72nd overall in pool scoring, with play already underway on Wednesday night.  That would equate to a 3rd round pick in the draft this year, according to our structure and he was taken with a 10th round selection, making him into a big bargain pick.

His 56 minutes in penalties also has him ranked tied for 13th in the category and he's Brian's leader in the mini-game, where his team ranks 4th, going into Wednesday night's action.  A big loss in both competitions.

Marchand is eligible to return on Saturday, January 9th, in Ottawa, for the retribution game.

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