The Bruins needed to clear a spot on their 23-man roster to make room for the return of winger Brad Marchand from injured reserve. So despite his share of the team lead in goals with five, Seth Griffith was assigned to Providence of the American Hockey League on Monday afternoon.
Bruins forward Brad Marchand will not travel with the team to Columbus for their game against the Blue Jackets on Friday, according to coach Claude Julien.
WILMINGTON — Bruins forward Brad Marchand did not practice Monday, but center David Krejci joined his teammates for their session at Ristuccia Arena.
Bruins forward Brad Marchand did not play the final 13:45 of Boston’s 2-1 win against the Carolina Hurricanes on Saturday at TD Garden.
Brad Marchand loves to chirp opposing players.
Unfortunately for him, the New York Rangers don’t have too many players that share that hobby. And even if they did, Marchand says the referees in the 2013 Stanley Cup Playoffs have been quick to threaten 10-minute misconducts at the slightest hint of trash talk.
Brad Marchand led the Bruins in goals and points during the regular season. Tyler Seguin was second in goals, third in points.
You know what they are right now as the Bruins’ Eastern Conference Quarterfinals series against Toronto moves to a Game 7 Monday night at TD Garden? Dead weight.
The 48-game schedule doesn’t provide us with a great sample size.
But if you’re wondering about Brad Marchand’s inability to find the back of the net in the Eastern Conference Quarterfinals series against Toronto, you might be interested to know that playoff teams kept Marchand off the score sheet a lot this season.
Although Patrice Bergeron has been cleared by doctors and took his second morning skate with the Bruins Monday, no one would declare if the center would play against Ottawa in an evening contest at TD Garden.
Regardless of what the new Collective Bargaining Agreement looks like, Brad Marchand will not be a restricted free agent next summer.
The Bruins today made sure of that by signing the speedy winger to a four-year extension worth $4.5 million annually starting in the 2013-14 season.
Good brat or bad brat?
After Bruins head coach Claude Julien applied those terms to the two sides of forward Brad Marchand, that was the question running through the coach’s mind and everyone else’s thoughts seemingly every time Marchand took the ice.
While still not decided, the Bruins’ race against Ottawa for the Northeast Division title lacks for drama now that Boston leads the Senators by six points and needs just clinch a tie to repeat as division champion.
However, a better race is brewing with just four games remaining in the Bruins’ season. Tyler Seguin and Brad Marchand, who both scored in the Bruins’ 6-3 win over the New York Islanders today, are all tied up for the team goal lead.
Before departing Montreal for Winnipeg and a game with the Jets Friday night, Bruins head coach Claude Julien reported today that Rich Peverley has returned to Boston to have his knee evaluated.
Peverley was injured four minutes into the third period of Boston’s 4-3 shootout win over the Canadiens when he was hit by defenseman Hal Gill while crossing his own blue line with the puck. It’s doubtful Peverley would be able to rejoin the Bruins for the Jets game.
Classifying Brad Marchand’s clip of Vancouver’s Sami Salo as “a predatory low hit,” NHL disciplinarian this evening suspended the Bruins forward for five games.
Marchand was previously assessed a five-minute major for clipping and a game misconduct Saturday in the second period of Boston’s loss to the Canucks.
BOSTON — The Bruins practiced today at the TD Garden after taking Sunday off.
Among the squad on the ice was winger Brad Marchand, who then had a phone hearing with NHL disciplinarian Brendan Shanahan about a potential fine or suspension for the clip on Vancouver’s Sami Salo Saturday.
A season ago, Brad Marchand told everyone in the Bruins organization who would listen that he was going to score 20 goals.
The winger backed up his rookie-year boast by lighting the lamp 21 times in the regular season.