Bruins’ Marchand Suspended Six For Roughing, High-Sticking Penguins Goaltender Jarry

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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.

The Bruins host the Carolina Hurricanes on Thursday.

By Harrison Brown

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3 Responses to Bruins’ Marchand Suspended Six For Roughing, High-Sticking Penguins Goaltender Jarry

  1. Diane Doyle says:

    A suspension couldn’t happen to a more deserving player.

  2. Dan+Hornbaker says:

    can’t believe it was only 6 games – stick to the neck of the goalie while whistle was blown and officials around him….plus repeat repeat repeat offender = joke. Wilson would have gotten 12 games.

  3. Anonymous says:

    I thought the stick alone should have gotten him five, and the sucker punch to the side of the unsuspecting goalie was worth at least fifteen, but I take head injuries seriously, so my view is necessarily different than the league’s.

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