Brad Marchand Facing Lengthy Suspension After Nasty Elbow To Head

Published February 17, 2024 at 4:54 PM

In today's matchup between the LA Kings and Boston Bruins, Brad Marchand, known for his controversial plays, found himself in hot water yet again.

In a late third-period incident, Marchand delivered a questionable hit to Kings forward Viktor Arvidsson, raising concerns of a possible suspension.

With the game in its final stages, Marchand targeted Arvidsson in the neutral zone, appearing to line him up for a hit. However, Marchand's attempt went awry as he lost control and his elbow made contact with Arvidsson's head. Despite the clear infraction, no penalty was called, much to the frustration of the Kings.

The hit left Arvidsson visibly shaken, requiring attention on the bench for dental work.

The incident has sparked discussions about Marchand's history of on-ice misconduct and whether the NHL's Department of Player Safety will intervene.

Comparisons have been drawn to recent suspensions, such as Brendan Gallagher's five-game ban for a similar infraction. While Marchand's hit may not be as severe, it raises questions about the league's stance on player safety and disciplinary actions moving forward.

Source: Oilersdaily
February 17   |   209 answers
Brad Marchand Facing Lengthy Suspension After Nasty Elbow To Head

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