Bruins winger Brad Marchand suspended 2 games for spearing penalty

BOSTON (WHDH) - Boston Bruins winger Brad Marchand has been suspended two games for a spearing penalty earlier this week, according NHL Player Safety.

Marchand committed the penalty Tuesday night in a 4-0 win over the Tampa Bay Lightning. He was caught spearing Jake Dotchin with his hockey stick.

Marchand was assessed a major penalty and was ejected from the game. He later called the penalty “undisciplined.”

The 28-year-old will miss the team’s last two regular season games on Thursday against Ottawa and Saturday against Washington.

The suspension comes as the team battles for playoff positioning. Boston clinched a postseason berth on Tuesday.

The Bruins are currently tied for second place in the Atlantic Division with Ottawa at 94 points. They hold a one-point lead on Toronto.

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