Bruins' Brad Marchand suspended

Updated: March 17, 2011, 2:33 PM ET
By Joe McDonald | ESPNBoston.com

BOSTON -- Bruins forward Brad Marchand was suspended by the NHL for two games Thursday as a result of his hit to the head of Blue Jackets forward R.J. Umberger during Tuesday's game in Columbus.

Marchand had a disciplinary hearing with the league Thursday morning, after which his punishment was announced.

"Any time there's a head shot right now, with the amount of concussions and how they're trying to get that out of the game, there's going to be a reaction to it," Marchand said ...

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