Brad Marchand punished for the 14th time by the NHL

Brad Marchand punished for the 14th time by the NHL


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. It is still his 14th penalty of the kind since the beginning of his career. 

The Bruins agitator is known as a repeat offender, and the security department National Hockey League (NHL) players must now know his phone number by heart. He served Marchand eight suspensions and six monetary fines. The latter had to miss 28 games and hand over an amount in salary of $ 1,424,568.33, 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 put his skate behind the leg of his opponent, who fell heavily on the ice surface.

This incident took place in the third period, at the time 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.

A long hiatus 

Tampa Bay Lightning defenseman Erik Cernak meanwhile received a two-game suspension for an elbow to the face of Kyle Okposo. This is also the first suspension from the security service since December 23.

In an explanatory video, the NHL explained that the Slovak had gone there as an intentional gesture to the spot of the Buffalo Sabers captain.

The 25-year-old was suspended for another time in his 277-game career. This season, he has amassed 11 points in 51 games.