The list of the walking wounded just got longer for the Boston Bruins as the team confirmed that forward is out with a “mild” concussion according to Kevin Paul DuPont of the Boston Globe via Twitter.
Bruins confirm that Brad Marchand suffered a ”mild concussion” Wed. night at The Rock.
— Kevin Paul Dupont (@GlobeKPD) April 11, 2013
It was a dirty elbow from Devils defenseman Anton Volchenkov that has left Marchand concussed and as a result of the cheap hit, Volchenkov has received a four game suspension.
It’s not clear on how Marchand will be out of the Bruins lineup, but there is a good chance it will be longer than four games.
This is the second concussion the Bruins have been dealt over the last few games. The other victim was Patrice Bergeron who is out with what is being called a “moderate” concussion he suffered back on April 2nd. For Bergeron it is the fourth concussion of his career and one has to wonder how many more he’s willing to sustain before calling it a career.
Marchand, 24, is enjoying a terrific season thanks to 16 goals and 17 assists through 33 games for the Bruins.
Let the debate begin about whether Volchenkov’s suspension is enough, especially if Marchand is out until the playoffs.
This is the latest blow that the Bruins have been dealt. Aside from the concussions to Marchand and Bergeron, the Bruins learnt today that the Swedish Ice Hockey Federation have denied the release of Carl Soderberg who recently signed a multi-year deal with Boston. The Bruins were hoping to have Soderberg in the lineup prior to the end of the regular season so he’d be ready for the playoffs.