NEW YORK -- Boston Bruins forward Brad Marchand has been suspended for two games, without pay, for spearing Tampa Bay Lightning defenseman Jake Dotchin during NHL Game No. 1179 in Boston on Tuesday, April 4, the National Hockey League's Department of Player Safety announced today.
The incident occurred at 19:20 of the first period. Marchand was assessed a major penalty for spearing and a game misconduct.
Marchand is considered a repeat offender under the terms of the Collective Bargaining Agreement and, based on his average annual salary, will forfeit $109,756.10. The money goes to the Players' Emergency Assistance Fund.