Report: NHL asks Bruins’ Brad Marchand to stop licking people

BOSTON (WHDH) - The Boston Bruins are moving on in the playoffs and the NHL has reportedly made a special request ahead of the team’s next series.

In a call with team representatives earlier this month, league officials told them to tell Brad Marchand to stop licking people, according to SportsNet.

The Bruins winger was caught on camera in Game 1 of the team’s series with the Toronto Maple Leafs trying to lick Toronto forward Leo Komarov. Marchand and Komarov had a similar incident earlier this season.

Marchand responded to other news outlets that published the report, calling the NHL’s request “false.”

The Bruins won the series in seven games after a 7-4 victory in Boston Wednesday night.

Boston head coach Bruce Cassidy had a priceless answer when asked Friday about Marchand’s licking incident while on 98.5 The Sports Hub’s “Toucher and Rich” program.

“I bought him some Mentos and told him to have at it,” said Cassidy. “What the heck, it’s a good storyline.”

In the playoffs, Marchand, 29, has 3 goals and 6 assists in 7 games.

For his part, Marchand replied to news outlets on Twitter Friday morning stating that the report is false.

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