According to the Boston Globe, Boston Bruins forward Brad Marchand will have a disciplinary hearing on Monday with NHL representative Brendan Shanahan. Marchand's hearing is regarding a clipping penalty he received in Saturday's 4-3 loss to the Vancouver Canucks.
Marchand's penatly came in the first period of yesterday's game when he hit Canucks defenseman Sami Salo. Marchand received a five minute major penalty and a game misconduct for his actions. Salo, meanwhile had to leave the game and will not play next week against the Florida Panthers.
Because the interview will take place over the phone, any suspension Marchand may receive will be under five games. Marchand himself believes that his hit was perfectly legal and that he hopes the league will concur with him on Monday.
"I did go under him," Marchand said. "But I felt the base contact was about his hip point. That's usually a pretty legal hit from what I've seen in the past. I have no idea how the league feels about it. I guess we'll see." (via Boston Globe)
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