Brad Marchand gets off lightly this time; his leg kick against Seattle Kraken forward Oliver Bjorkstrand only earned him a $5,000 fine on Friday. This is still his 14th punishment of its kind since the start of his career.
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The Bruins agitator is known to be a repeat offender, and National Hockey League (NHL) player safety must now know his phone number by heart. He served Marchand eight suspensions and six monetary fines. He had to miss 28 games and pay $1,424,568.33 in salary, according to the Sportsnet network.
The 34-year-old left winger was guilty of a new dangerous gesture on Thursday evening. During a breaststroke session with Bjorkstrand, the Nova Scotian placed his skate behind the leg of his opponent, who fell heavily on the icy surface.
This incident took place in the third period, when the score was 4-4 with just over five minutes to go. Both men were sent to jail and Boston eventually won 6-5 in regulation time.
A long hiatus
Tampa Bay Lightning defenseman Erik Cernak received a two-game suspension for elbowing Kyle Okposo in the face. This is also the first suspension of the security service since December 23.
In an explanatory video, the NHL explained that the Slovak had gone there with an intentional gesture towards the captain of the Buffalo Sabers.
The 25-year-old was suspended for another time in his 277-game career. This season, he has amassed 11 points in 51 games.