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Marchand suspended five games for actions in Bruins game against Devils

Forward punished for elbowing Johansson in third period Tuesday

by NHL Public Relations @PR_NHL / NHL.com

Marchand suspended five games

Marchand suspended five games for elbowing

Boston Bruins forward Brad Marchand has been suspended five games for elbowing New Jersey Devils forward Marcus Johansson

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NEW YORK - Boston Bruins forward Brad Marchand has been suspended for five games, without pay, for elbowing New Jersey Devils forward Marcus Johansson during NHL Game No. 732 in Boston on Tuesday, Jan. 23, the National Hockey League's Department of Player Safety announced today.

The incident occurred at 18:01 of the third period.

Marchand is considered a repeat offender under the terms of the Collective Bargaining Agreement and, based on his average annual salary, will forfeit $373,475.60. The money goes to the Players' Emergency Assistance Fund.

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