Boston Bruins forward Brad Marchand has been suspended three games for a slew-foot to Vancouver Canucks defenceman Oliver Ekman-Larsson, the NHL's Department of Player Safety announced on Monday.
Boston’s Brad Marchand has been suspended for three games for Slew-footing Vancouver’s Oliver Ekman-Larsson. https://t.co/SpI0MVHulW— NHL Player Safety (@NHLPlayerSafety) November 29, 2021
The ban is the seventh of the 33-year-old Marchand's 13-year career. Marchand has also been fined eight times.
The suspension comes with a forfeiture of $91,875.
The incident in question came in the opening minutes of the first period of the Bruins' 3-2 victory on Sunday. No penalty was called on the play. Marchand had a goal and an assist in the win.
The Halifax native has nine goals and 15 assists through 18 games this season.
He will be eligible to return on Wednesday, Dec. 8 when the Bruins once again meet the Canucks.