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Boston Bruins captain Brad Marchand injured on the ice following hit from Florida Panthers forward Sam Bennett
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Sam Bennett facing suspension for vicious hit on Brad Marchand

Published May 11, 2024 at 11:13
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The possibility of a suspension looms over Florida Panthers forward Sam Bennett following a contentious hit on Boston Bruins captain Brad Marchand during their recent matchup.

Bennett, making his return to the ice since the second game against the Tampa Bay Lightning in the first round, delivered a hit that forced Marchand out of the game.

"Marchand appeared to be in some pain after taking a hit from Bennett."




While some argue Marchand's actions contributed to the collision, others point to footage showing Bennett extending his arm to punch Marchand simultaneously. This incident has stirred debate, with fans calling for potential disciplinary action against Bennett.

"Sam Bennett throwing a little rabbit punch at Brad Marchand during last night's Game 3 between the Panthers and Bruins.

Another really bad look for a Panthers forward."


Marchand's departure from the game in the second period further fuels speculation, especially considering the Panthers now lead the series 2-1. The absence of Marchand could significantly impact the Bruins' performance against Florida.

The NHL is expected to conduct a thorough review before making any decisions regarding Bennett's potential suspension.
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