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Bruins' Brad Marchand banned 5 games

Updated: January 9, 2012, 11:02 PM ET
By Joe McDonald | ESPNBoston.com

BOSTON -- Boston Bruins forward Brad Marchand has been suspended for five games by the NHL and will forfeit $152,439.02 for his illegal hit that led to a concussion to the Vancouver Canucks' Sami Salo during Boston's 4-3 loss on Saturday at TD Garden.

Brendan Shanahan, the league's vice president of player safety and hockey operations, held a disciplinary hearing via a conference call at 12:30 p.m. ET Monday afternoon.

Marchand was assessed a five-minute major and given ...

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