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Brad Marchand Suspended Three Games for Slew Foot

The NHL has announced that Boston Bruins forward Brad Marchand has been suspended three games for slew footing Vancouver Canucks defenseman Oliver Ekman-Larsson on Sunday evening.
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The NHL has announced that Boston Bruins forward Brad Marchand has been suspended three games for slew footing Vancouver Canucks defenseman Oliver Ekman-Larsson on Sunday evening.

Marchand will forfeit $91,875, with the money going to the Players’ Emergency Assistance Fund.

The infraction occurred just over a minute into the opening period. While racing for the puck with Ekman-Larsson, Marchand got his right foot to take down the Canucks defender from behind.

The suspension is the seventh of Marchand's career. Marchand was previously suspended in 2015 for slew-footing Derick Brassard, among other penalties.

The league discussed the decision to suspend Marchand here.

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