Reports: NHL Will Review Brad Marchand’s Hit On Mark Borowiecki (Video)


BOSTON — Brad Marchand could be hearing from the NHL after taking out Ottawa Senators defenseman Mark Borowiecki with a low hit.

As he pursued puck-carrier Mark Stone during the first period of Tuesday’s Bruins-Senators game, Marchand made contact with the legs of Borowiecki, causing the blueliner to flip over his back and fall face-first onto the ice.

Marchand was not penalized for the hit, but The Boston Globe’s Amalie Benjamin quickly reported, citing a source, that the league’s Department of Player Safety plans to review it.’s Joe Haggerty reported the same shortly after.

The Bruins winger was suspended five games in 2012 for a low hit on Vancouver Canucks defenseman Sami Salo and two games last season for slew-footing New York Rangers forward Derick Brassard.

This certainly would be an inopportune time for another ban, as Boston’s next game is the NHL Winter Classic at Gillette Stadium.

Video via Stanley Cup of Chowder

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