Landeskog suspended, Marchand fined following altercation

Gabriel Landeskog earned more than a match penalty for his blindsided hit on Brad Marchand that saw him earn a two-game suspension. He also earned a heck of a sucker punch from Marchand as well, who obviously wasn't a fan of the hit. Marchand would end up being fined.

The verdict is in in the case of Landeskog vs. Marchand, and both players have received supplementary discipline following a series of incidents during Thursday’s game.

Colorado Avalanche captain Gabriel Landeskog has been suspended two games following his high hit on Boston Bruins forward Brad Marchand.

According to the NHL’s department of player safety, Marchand’s head was the main point of contact in the open-ice blindside hit.

“The issue on this play is Landeskog’s angle of approach,” the NHL’s player safety decisions video pointed out. “While we agree with Landeskog that initial contact is made to Marchand’s shoulder, the brunt of the impact is delivered to Marchand’s head.”

Marchand did not suffer any apparent injury in the play and finished the game.

The Bruins winger retaliated after the hit with a punch to the face on Landeskog, which landed him a $5,000 fine from the league.

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