Ruling On Marchand Announced

Ruling On Marchand Announced

With just 1:03 left in the Third Period, and the Bruins down 2-1 to the Blue Jackets, Boston Forward Brad Marchand decided to throw a quick, and sneaky jab to the back of Columbus’ Scott Harrington’s head after the whistle.

No call was made at the time due to Marchand throwing the jab with the referees not looking.

However the NHL’s Department of Player Safety has reviewed the incident, and has ruled that since it was not the hardest of blows to the head, and the fact that Harrington was not injured, Marchand will not face a fine, or suspension despite his history of disciplinary actions.

Marchand was clearly frustrated as Columbus has held the Bruins’ leading scorer pointless in the series thus far, along with the game winning goal from last night’s game being scored on a power play due to a penalty by Marchand.

The Bruins are certainly in an interesting position down 2-1 to Columbus with Game 4 tomorrow night at 7:30 PM ET.

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