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Brad Marchand Suspended Six Games for Tristan Jarry Incident

The NHL Department of Player Safety announced that they have suspended Brad Marchand six games for roughing and high-sticking Penguins goaltender Tristan Jarry.

No, you're not experiencing deja vu. Brad Marchand has been suspended. Again. 

The NHL Department of Player Safety handed down his punishment on Wednesday evening, announcing that Marchand has been suspended six games for roughing and high-sticking Pittsburgh Penguins goaltender, Tristan Jarry. 

This is the eighth suspension of Marchand's career and his second this season. Add in the $448,170 in lost salary from his most recent ban to the rest of his lengthy rap sheet, which includes five additional fines, and Marchand will have forfeited a whopping $1,419,568.33 due to supplemental discipline since entering the league. 

And he certainly earned his sentence on this one. 

In the final seconds of the Bruins' game versus the Penguins on Tuesday night, Marchand made the curious decision to sucker punch an unsuspecting Jarry in the head after a stoppage in play, causing a scrum to erupt around the Pittsburgh net immediately. After a linesman attempted to restrain Marchand and lead him off the ice once the ruckus dies down, Marchand surged towards Jarry while still being held by the official and jabbed the goaltender forcefully in the head with his stick, narrowly missing his neck in the process. 

Clearly, you cannot do that. 

It's not entirely certain what, aside from Pittsburgh's 4-2 lead, prompted Marchand to act like this. Thankfully, he'll now have a six-game break to figure it out. 



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