Originally written on CLNS Radio  |  Last updated 11/20/14
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The NHL has announced that it will suspend New Jersey Devils defenseman Anton Volchenkov for four games after elbowing the Boston Bruins' Brad Marchand in the head in the second period of the Bruins win over the Devils. Volchenkov led with his elbow when he hit Marchand in the head. For his actions, Volchenkov was given a five minute major and a ten minute game misconduct. Marchand would not return to the game and no timetable has been given for his return. The Bruins did not give an update on Marchand's condition as of this morning. If Marchand misses any time, and he is expected to do so, the Bruins would be without the services of both Marchand and Patrice Bergeron, who is suffering from a concussion, during a crucial point in the Bruins season. NHL disciplinarian Brendan Shanahan explained the reasoning for suspending Volchenkov for four games, "Although Marchand stands 5-9 and is stopping and turning his head away from Volchenkov to avoid the full force of the impending check, ...
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