Brad Marchand to have phone hearing with NHL

Brad Marchand was suspended three games for this hit on Mark Borowiecki, forcing him to sit out of the Winter Classic on New Year's Day.

Boston Bruins forward Brad Marchand will have a phone hearing with the NHL’s department of player saftey over his low-bridge hit on Ottawa Senators defenceman Mark Borowiecki.

About nine minutes into Tuesday night’s game, Marchand dipped under Mark Borowiecki, sending the Senators defenceman flying.

Borowiecki was a bit shaken up, though not injured while no penalty was called on the play.

The hearing is expected to take place at 4:30 p.m. ET.

Marchand was suspended five games for a similar hit on then Vancouver Canucks defenceman Sami Salo back in 2012. In 2015, Marchand was suspended two games for a slew foot on New York Rangers forward Derick Brassard.

Should Marchand be suspended, he will miss the 2016 Bridgestone Winter Classic which takes place on Jan. 1.

The Bruins will already be without centre David Krejci who was placed on injured reserve Tuesday.

Marchand leads the team in goals (15) and is fourth in points (26).

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