Brad Marchand was involved in yet another collision that left an opponent injured.
The Boston Bruins forward received an interference minor Saturday afternoon when he clotheslined Chicago Blackhawks forward Anthony Duclair midway through the first period of what ended up being a 7-4 Bruins win.
Duclair landed awkwardly on his right leg and Blackhawks coach Joel Quenneville told reporters following the game the forward will be out 1-2 weeks.
It’s unclear whether Marchand did it intentionally or if he was genuinely trying to avoid contact, but the star winger is frequently contacted by the NHL’s Department of Player Safety for his indiscretions.
Duclair was helped off the ice by training staff, putting little weight on his leg, while Marchand served his penalty and finished the game with 20:17 of ice-time and two assists.
“I think it was a dirty play,” Blackhawks defenceman Erik Gustafsson said following the game via Mark Lazerus of the Chicago Sun-Times. “I think Marchand sees him coming, and I don’t know if he did it on purpose or not, but Duclair got stuck in his feet when he hit the ice. Looked pretty bad.”
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