The NHL Department of Player Safety announced on Wednesday that Boston Bruins left-wing Brad Marchand has been suspended for six games after roughing and high-sticking goaltender Tristan Jarry in the team’s 4-2 loss to the Pittsburgh Penguins on Tuesday night.
With 24.1 seconds left, Marchand punched Jarry up high and then slashed him in the midsection after Jarry froze the puck.
Marchand has been suspended seven times previously in his 843-game NHL career, most recently a three-game suspension for slew-footing defenseman Oliver Ekman-Larsson in a 3-2 win over the Vancouver Canucks on November 28.
Marchand is a repeat offender so his six-game suspension will cost him $448,170.72
The 33-year-old, who leads the Bruins with 28 assists and 49 points in 39 games this season, will be eligible to return at the Seattle Kraken on Thursday, February 24.
#NHLBruins Brad Marchand disciplinary history
28 games lost
$1,419,568.33 in forfeited salary
— Sportsnet Stats (@SNstats) February 10, 2022
The Bruins host the Carolina Hurricanes on Thursday.
By Harrison Brown