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Marchand off the hook for Kulikov hit

Boston Bruins left winger Brad Marchand has avoided supplementary discipline for a hit on Florida Panthers defenseman Dmitry Kulikov.

Boston Bruins left winger Brad Marchand has avoided supplementary discipline for a hit on Florida Panthers defenseman Dmitry Kulikov.

Comcast SportNet New England’s Joe Haggerty reports that Marchand will not be suspended after being assessed a five-minute boarding major and game misconduct with 2:06 remaining in Boston’s 3-1 win on Friday.

Kulikov left the game and reportedly sustained a broken nose on the play. However, he is expected to play Saturday when the Panthers host the Washington Capitals. He has three assists in 10 games this season.

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Marchand scored twice in the victory against Florida, giving him four goals and seven points in as many games this season.

The 5-foot-9, 181-pound winger has been suspended twice over his seven-year NHL career. He was banned five games for clipping Vancouver Canucks defenceman Sami Salo in 2011-12. He also sat our two games for slew-footing New York Rangers center Derick Brassard last season.