Gabriel Landeskog Suspended 2 Games for Hit on Brad Marchand: Details, Reaction

November 13th, 2015 by Joe Pantorno Leave a reply »

The NHL announced on Friday that it has suspended Colorado Avalanche left winger and captain Gabriel Landeskog for two games following his hit on Boston Bruins forward Brad Marchand on Thursday night. 

Coming in from the blindside, Landeskog made contact with the head of Marchand after the Bruin snapped a wrister toward the Avalanche goal. The NHL offered a look at the incident:

Landeskog was fined $59,907.84 for the hit, and the money will go to the Players’ Emergency Assistance Fund, per the NHL. Landeskog has yet to comment on the suspension.

Marchand, who didn't suffer an injury, spoke with Stephen Harris of the Boston Herald after Thursday night's game:

I didn’t really see him coming. 

I knew I got hit in the head and all I was really concerned about was making sure I was OK. That was it. 

Any time you get hit in the head, you’re a little concerned — especially (since) I got a concussion a couple of weeks back. So I was definitely nervous; I’m happy I’m OK. 

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