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Brad Marchand's fate confirmed by Jim Montgomery after vicious hit

Published May 11, 2024 at 1:12 PM
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Boston Bruins head coach Jim Montgomery confirmed captain Brad Marchand's fate following Florida Panthers forward Sam Bennett's dirty hit in game 3.

Brad Marchand, known for his toughness despite his height of 5-foot-9, suffered an injury from a hit by Florida Panthers forward Sam Bennett, deemed dirty by some.

According to head coach Jim Montgomery, Marchand is now listed as day-to-day after leaving game 3 against the Florida Panthers due to the injury. Montgomery also stated that Marchand is furious about the incident and suggested that Bennett should face supplemental discipline.

Boston coach Jim Montgomery said Marchand is day-to-day with an upper-body injury, but was upset about the hit and apparent punch from Sam Bennett — adding there's a history with him and «evidence of what went on.»


Florida's Paul Maurice defended his player, saying he didn't see it the same way.



Montgomery highlighted a history between Marchand and Bennett, emphasizing "evidence of what went on." However, Florida's coach, Paul Maurice, defended Bennett, stating he didn't view the hit the same way.

Did Sam Bennett take a punch at
@NHLBruins
Brad Marchand, as some slow-mo video analysts have inferred?

«No,» said
@FlaPanthers
coach Paul Maurice today. «It was just a collision. In a perfect world, every team has everybody healthy. Nobody likes to see him get hurt.»


The hit on Marchand appears to be in a gray area, displaying elements of both a clean hit and undeniable intent. It's possible that the NHL's department of player safety may review the incident.


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