Reports say Bruins’ Marchand will not face ban for hit on Habs’ Gomez

Marchand/By S. Bradley

According to the Twitter feed of Sportsnet analyst Nick Kypreos and several other national hockey media types, Brad Marchand will not endure a second suspension in as many weeks.

There had been fears that Marchand’s high hit on Scott Gomez in the third period last night, which earned him a minor penalty for roughing, could bring with it further discipline from the league.

“I didn’t even think it was a penalty, let alone something to be worried about,” Marchand told NESN.com after the Bruins downed the Canadiens, 7-0, last night. “As far as I know, it’s a good hit.”

And as far as the league’s disciplinarians are concerned, it wasn’t worthy of even a hearing let alone punishment.

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