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.