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Brad Marchand to have hearing with Player Safety

Bruins forward faces discipline from NHL for spearing Lightning defenseman Jake Dotchin @NHL

Boston Bruins forward Brad Marchand will have a hearing with the NHL Department of Player Safety on Thursday for spearing against Tampa Bay Lightning defenseman Jake Dotchin.

The incident occurred at 19:20 of the first period of the game Tuesday at TD Garden. Marchand received a five-minute major for spearing and a game misconduct.

The Bruins defeated the Lightning 4-0.

The following grounds are being considered for supplemental discipline: spearing. However, the Department of Player Safety retains the right to make adjustments to the infraction upon review.

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