According to the NHL's head disciplinarian Brendan Shanahan, Bruins forward Brad Marchand will not receive a suspension for his hit on Alexei Emelin which issued him a two-minute minor penalty in last night's game against the Montreal Canadiens.
Shanahan noted that the NHL "doesn't like the hit" but it's not a suspendable hit because it was targeting the hip/thigh instead of the knees.
Marchand was suspended a month ago after clipping Vancouver forward Sami Salo--an offense that was worth a five-game suspension. However, his hit on Wednesday night was not foul-play according to the league and he is expected to be back in the lineup on Friday to play against the Winnipeg Jets.â†µ
Emelin was not seriously injured in the play, and the penalty was called at the 20 minute mark of the second period. The Bruins went on to win the game 4-3 in a shootout, taking the season series 4-2.â†µ