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Report: Bruins’ leading scorer Marchand has concussion

Apr 11, 2013, 6:21 PM EDT

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After taking an elbow during Wednesday’s 5-4 win over New Jersey from Devils defenseman Anton Volchenkov, Boston forward Brad Marchand has been diagnosed with a mild concussion.

Marchand, 24, has posted 16G-17A-33PTS in 38 games this season and leads all Bruins skaters in goals, points and game-winning tallies.

He’s also averaging over 17 minutes per game for just the second time in his career.

Earlier today, the NHL came down on Volchenkov with a four game suspension for “reckless elbow contact.” The veteran rearguard was also fined over $91,000 in salary.

That punishment will do little to appease the Bruins, though. Losing Marchand is a big loss for the club, though big losses are familiar territory lately.

The Bruins already without the services of concussed center Patrice Bergeron, the NHL’s reigning Selke Trophy winner, and learned today that Swedish forward Carl Soderberg’s move to Boston was blocked by Sweden’s national hockey federation.

  1. 19to77 - Apr 11, 2013 at 6:50 PM

    And you didn’t even have to mention getting screwed on the Iginla deal. Jeez, Boston’s just getting shat all over these last couple weeks.

    • cerealrapist - Apr 11, 2013 at 7:14 PM

      Yeah, they really got screwed, getting stuck with Jaromir Jagr…….

      • 19to77 - Apr 11, 2013 at 8:59 PM

        He was a great pickup – and also not their first choice. They should be plenty happy with him and he’s looked great so far, but that doesn’t change the fact that they’ve been having really bad luck lately. They just lost their two top scorers (and penalty killers) in the span of a week, while getting burned on a trade in the most bizarre way I’ve seen in a while (I mean, both sides announced the deal was done!) and then got blocked on the Soderberg acquisition. That’s a lot of crap to deal with all at once.

  2. mclovinhockey - Apr 11, 2013 at 6:52 PM

    Leading scorer and Marchand in the same sentence is a strange thing

  3. swizzler16 - Apr 11, 2013 at 7:03 PM

    karmic retribution worthy of a rat like him

    • jeff2000m - Apr 11, 2013 at 7:51 PM

      With a name like twizzler i figured u were an idiot

    • elemeno89 - Apr 11, 2013 at 8:38 PM

      I’, just going to say that he now has a legitimate excuse to whine/complain. That little pr*ck.

    • r4n6er - Apr 11, 2013 at 9:02 PM


      Thanks you! I got burned on the last blog for posting something very similar. Not only is he a rate face he is a dirty pos!

  4. canucks30 - Apr 11, 2013 at 7:06 PM

    • jeff2000m - Apr 11, 2013 at 7:53 PM

      Another angry nuck fan…..ahhhhh, gotta love it! U will never see ur team raise the cup…GO BRUINS!

  5. murtdurt - Apr 11, 2013 at 8:14 PM

    The bruins didn’t get ‘screwed’ on the Iginla deal. He had a no trade clause so he had final say and he chose not to go to Boston. If you told me I had the option of playing with seguin and krejic or Crosby and Malkin I think the choice is pretty clear! Maybe the bruins shouldn’t announce deals until the trade call takes place?

    • bbgraf08 - Apr 11, 2013 at 8:20 PM

      Bruins didn’t announce the deal, moron.

  6. murtdurt - Apr 11, 2013 at 8:28 PM

    They told Arron Ward he could announce it you idiot. Because it certainly wasn’t fatty feaster cuz he knew Iginla didn’t want to go to a team full of a bunch of whiney divers

    • hockeyflow33 - Apr 11, 2013 at 8:34 PM

      I’d like to point out the obvious flaw in your argument, he went to the Pens

    • bbgraf08 - Apr 11, 2013 at 8:38 PM

      Chiarelli was informed yesterday on 98.5 (The Sportshub) that Ward was the one who announced the deal. He had no clue who did until that point. You are incorrect.

  7. patsbruin1021 - Apr 11, 2013 at 11:52 PM

    So soderberg can sing with the bs but Sweden won’t let him pay them JJ

  8. wethog66 - Apr 12, 2013 at 7:47 AM

    The Nose has a concussion? Aw, that’s to bad.

    No it isn’t. The sack of **** had it coming.

    • rahavort - Apr 12, 2013 at 10:23 AM

      Aw what’s the matter, don’t like Marchand? Something tells you your mouth wouldn’t be flapping if he was on your favorite team

      • wethog66 - Apr 12, 2013 at 2:28 PM

        Yes it would. The Caps have a suspect character guy on their team right now in Ribero. He runs his mouth to oppenents and Refs and he gets dumb penalites as a result. I won’t be sad if he isn’t re-signed.

        Nice try though, doosh.

      • rahavort - Apr 13, 2013 at 2:49 PM

        Thanks, it was worth a shot trying to talk some sense through that thick head of yours…

  9. rahavort - Apr 12, 2013 at 10:26 AM

    And regardless it was a dirty hit, there was clear intention to lead into Marchand with the elbow. Those who disagree are just crybabies or have no reason to hate the Bruins

  10. gallyhatch - Apr 12, 2013 at 12:31 PM

    “WAAAAHHHH My team lost to the Bruins in 2011…… Waaaaah”

    What kind of loser celebrates an athlete getting a concussion? (Oh that’s right, loser Canuck fans)

    • jeff2000m - Apr 12, 2013 at 4:22 PM

      Perfect…..buncha cry babies that will NEVER watch their team hoist the cup. Go b’s!!!

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