Found January 09, 2012 on
The NHL took its time in announcing Brad Marchand's fate, waiting nearly six hours after his 12:30 p.m. phone hearing to finally reveal the decision Monday evening. For Marchand, that wait will pale in comparison to the wait he'll have before he gets to play again for the Bruins. Marchand was suspended for five games for his low hit that upended Vancouver defenseman Sami Salo on Saturday. That's a punishment that seems excessive when compared to similar incidents, but consistency has never been a hallmark of NHL discipline. Marchand will not be eligible to play again until the Bruins visit...

Bruins Must Maintain Physical Style of Play Despite Facing Increased Scrutiny, Fallout from Canucks Game

BOSTON -- The Bruins were still awaiting word on any possible supplemental discipline against Brad Marchand on Monday afternoon, but there was one thing they were already certain about. Regardless of the league's decision on Marchand, which eventually came in as a five-game ban for his low hit upending Vancouver defenseman Sami Salo on Saturday, the Bruins will not be changing...

Benoit Pouliot's Ever-Improving Game Should Lessen Blow of Losing Brad Marchand

It seems like just yesterday Benoit Pouliot was often wondering whether he'd find himself in head coach Claude Julien's lineup on any given night. Now, he's being relied on to fill the void left by winger Brad Marchand on Boston's second line. If what we've seen of late is any indication, the Bruins should manage just fine. With Marchand receiving a five-game...

Shanny throws the book at Brad Marchand

So I wonder if there are still any conspiracy theorists out there that think that the Boston Bruins get all of the breaks because Colin Campbell's son Greg Campbell plays for the Boston Bruins. I think we can say that ship has sailed. This suspension should quite down those people who wrongly feel this way. We all knew that the NHL was going to suspend Brad Marchand, however...

39. Winnipeg Thrashers, err, Jets at Boston Bruins - Marchandless Game 1 of 5

I swear, I won't talk about Marchand. I'm not going to do it, it's been talked about to death and I don't feel like grabbing my baseball bat and beating that dead horse. Nope. Throw all the honey badgers you want at me, I'm still not going to talk about it. I'm not going to talk about his low-bridge hit on Sami Salo. I'm not going to talk about his 5...

Good morning from TD Garden

Good morning from TD Garden where the Bruins are on the ice, all present and accounted for, and conducting a lively practice in preparation for Tuesday night's home game against the visiting Winnipeg Jets. Brad Marchand, who will have a...

Banned Bruin Marchand thought play was OK'd

Boston Bruins forward Brad Marchand is not happy about his five-game suspension and the fact that he will forfeit $152,439.02 in salary as a result of the league's decision on the incident that occurred during last Saturday's game.

They were in good hands

While Brad Marchand walked around the balcony of TD Garden last night, carrying three cups of popcorn and a Gatorade as he served the first part of a five-game suspension, Shawn Thornton was on the ice doing his usual thing against the Winnipeg Jets.

NHL suspends Bruins' Marchand 5 games for Salo hit

Bruins forward Brad Marchand has been suspended for five games by the NHL because of a hit on the Canucks' Sami Salo.

Bruins' Marchand banned 5 games for Salo hit

The NHL suspended Bruins forward Brad Marchand five games for his hit on Sami Salo.

While facing suspension, Bruins’ Brad Marchand makes self-defense claim on Sami Salo hit

So is Brad Marchand a victim of circumstance or a dirty hitter? The Boston Bruins forward faces a phone hearing with NHL Department of Player Safety sheriff Brendan Shanahan on Monday for this hit on Vancouver Canucks defenseman Sami Salo: As is often the case with these things, we already know the extent of Salo's injury: a concussion, according to GM Mike Gillis, and we should...

Ty Anderson: Live-Blog: B's and Jets tied 1-1 after one

(Welcome to the TD Garden for tonight's game between the Boston Bruins and visiting Winnipeg Jets.) Free Brad Marchand, the fans cry. But that won't change the status of the 23-year-old agitator. Beginning tonight, Boston's speedy two-way threat will sit out the first of five games by way of a suspension that was handed down to him from NHL disciplinarian Brendan Shanahan...

Bs down Jets 5-3, to the surprise of (hopefully) nobody

Before the puck even dropped at TD Banknorth Garden, things weren’t looking good for the Winnipeg Jets. They barely managed to beat a complacent Buffalo Sabres squad over the weekend in a 2-1 snoozefest and were trounced by both the Toronto Maple Leafs and Montreal Canadiens the week before. And on Tuesday night they were facing the ridiculous might that is the Boston Bruins -...

Vancouver Canucks vs. Bruins Blog: Love’ Em & Hate’ Em

Vancouver Canucks blogger Richard Hodges Love Em Hate Em Canucks hockey blog. He recaps and rewinds the win over the Boston Bruins on Saturday morning. Brad Marchand earned a clipping major and a game misconduct for a low hit on Canucks defenseman Sami Salo. David Krejci scored early in the third for Boston. Cody Hodgson scored the game winner. Cory Schneider got the win.

Chiarelli: Vigneault's comments 'inappropriate'

Boston Bruins GM Peter Chiarelli says Canucks coach Alain Vigneault's remarks against Brad Marchand inappropriate and unprofessional.
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