Boston Bruins forward Brad Marchand has been suspended six games by the NHL department of player safety for roughing and high-sticking Pittsburgh Penguins goalie Tristan Jarry following a hearing Wednesday night.
Boston’s Brad Marchand has been suspended for six games for Roughing/High-sticking Pittsburgh’s Tristan Jarry. https://t.co/riNM5EFbz0
— NHL Player Safety (@NHLPlayerSafety) February 10, 2022
During Tuesday's 4-2 Bruins loss to the Penguins, Marchand punched Jarry to the head after the whistle was blown. He subsequently hit the Pittsburgh netminder's head a second time with his stick. Marchand was given a game misconduct penalty during the game.
The department added that they determined the six-game suspension length by considering Marchand had been suspended seven times and fined on five occasions. According to the NHL collective bargaining agreement, players who repeatedly violate league rules will be more severely punished on each occasion.