Brad Marchand laying on the ice after Sam Bennett hit him.
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The DoPS reaches final verdict on Sam Bennett's dirty hit on Marchand

Published May 11, 2024 at 6:58 PM

In another heated clash between the Florida Panthers and Boston Bruins last night, Panthers forward Sam Bennett's controversial play has been in the spotlight.

Bennett delivered a severe hit that sidelined Bruins captain Brad Marchand with an upper-body injury, stirring tensions further in what has been a notably aggressive series.

"Sam Bennett with a sneaky sucker punch on Brad Marchand last night.


Post-game, Bruins coach Jim Montgomery didn't mince words, suggesting Bennett's hit on Marchand seemed intentional.

«People can say it wasn't intentional, but we have our view of it.»

Jim Montgomery‘s full comments on the Sam Bennett-Brad Marchand collision that injured the Bruins captain.

Despite the uproar and calls for action, the NHL Department of Player Safety has decided not to extend Bennett's punishment, ending speculation about any further suspension.

"The 5PM deadline for the NHL Department of Player Safety to make a ruling on a suspension for Sam Bennett has now passed.

This means that Sam Bennett will not face any supplemental discipline for his hit on Boston Bruins captain Brad Marchand last night.

#NHL #NHLBruins #TimeToHunt "

With Bennett clear to play, the Panthers are gearing up to take on the Bruins again tomorrow at TD Garden. With Marchand expected to return for game four, the stage is set for Boston to respond on their home ice, potentially setting up a fiery showdown.
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The DoPS reaches final verdict on Sam Bennett's dirty hit on Marchand

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