George Parros and the Department of Player Safety has issued Brad Marchand a five game suspension for his elbow to New Jersey’s Marcus Johansson while falling at the net-front in last night’s game.
Boston’s Brad Marchand suspended five games for elbowing New Jersey’s Marcus Johansson. https://t.co/yGnRiVHgNn— NHL Player Safety (@NHLPlayerSafety) January 24, 2018
As a repeat offender, Brad Marchand will forfeit $373,475.61 in salary for his five-game suspension.— Chris Johnston (@reporterchris) January 24, 2018
While this writer was expecting some form of discipline, I certainly wasn’t expecting five games. His previous history comes into consideration for sure, with multiple suspensions and fines being levied over his career. He is expected to participate in the All Star Game this weekend, so the suspensions will carry out in games at Ottawa, versus Anaheim, versus St. Louis, versus Toronto, and at Detroit. What do you think of the suspension?