NEW YORK - The NHL has suspended Boston Bruins forward Brad Marchand for three games for slew-footing Vancouver Canucks defenceman Oliver Ekman-Larsson.
The incident occurred just over a minute into Boston's 3-2 win over Vancouver on Sunday, a game in which Marchand scored the tying goal and set up the game-winner.
As Marchand and Ekman-Larsson battled for the puck, the Bruins forward used his extended right leg and upper body to knock the Canucks defenceman to the ice.
Marchand, who has now been suspended seven times over his career, will forfeit US$91,875 in salary. He is eligible to return for Boston's rematch with the Canucks on Dec. 8 in Vancouver.
This report by The Canadian Press was first published Nov. 29, 2021.