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NHL Reveal Their Decision On Bruins Captain Following Incident Against Toronto

Published November 3, 2023 at 7:03 PM
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The NHL has been cracking down on player safety in recent times, with Boston's Charlie McAvoy and Calgary's Rasmus Andersson getting solid suspensions, so what did the league think of Brad Marchand's recent antics?

No suspension incoming



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During Boston's highly anticipated showdown with Toronto, he was battling with young defenseman Timothy Liljegren when he used his stick to trip the young blue liner, ultimately ending with an injury.


To the surprise of many, no penalty was given on the play despite the obvious use of stick and injury, so those same Leafs fans began petitioning the league to enforce some type of punishment on the Bruins captain.


While it was always a possibility given Marchand's history, 5pm Eastern Time has passed on Friday, and it appears as though no fine or suspension will be coming his way.

Ultimately, it would have been understandable if a fine was assessed, but the NHL's DPOS made the wise choice here, as it appears those petitions will fall on deaf ears.

As Read on Blade of Steel - NHL Department of Player Safety reaches decision on Brad Marchand's dangerous trip on Timothy Liljegren
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