On Friday, the National Hockey League’s Commissioner Gary Bettman ruled against Boston Bruins forward Brad Marchand, upholding his six-game suspension. This is the eighth suspension of Marchand’s career.
Marchand issued an appeal on Wednesday in an attempt to shorten his suspension for punching and swinging his stick at Pittsburgh Penguins goaltender Tristan Jarry in a 4-2 loss on February 8th. Marchand received a match penalty which resulted in an automatic hearing. The team’s leading scorer has already served four games for the infraction.
The Bruins are 1-2-1 without Marchand and face the Ottawa Senators on the road on Saturday and the Colorado Avalanche on Monday at TD Garden. Marchand will be eligible to return on Thursday, February 24th, when the Bruins travel to Seattle to face the Kraken.
The Bruins kick off their second preseason game tonight when they take on the New York Rangers at home. The Bruins dropped their first preseason game last Saturday, falling 2-1 to the Philadelphia Flyers on the road. Wins and losses during the preseason do not determine a team’s regular season trajectory, so there is no […]
After veteran defensemen Marc Staal and Danny DeKeyser weren’t re-signed this summer, the Red Wings are, for the second season in a row looking for two new alternate captains to back Dylan Larkin. New head coach Derek Lalonde said in his media availability Friday that he plans to name the alternates after the preseason wraps. […]
After practice this morning, the Detroit Red Wings trimmed their roster from 69 to 60 players. The Red Wings will now have 34 forwards, 20 defensemen, and six goaltenders available to start the preseason schedule. Of the 60 players, 49 were acquired through the draft, trades, or free agency. These players are expected to make […]