Originally posted on NESN.com  |  Last updated 1/9/12
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...

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