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Brad Marchand has now received supplemental discipline eight times in his NHL career, putting him one occurrence behind the total the infamous Matt Cooke racked up in his career. 

Asked the difference between the two, Bruins president Cam Neely said during an interview with Felger and Mazz that Marchand (192 career goals in 534 games) could actually play compared to Cooke (167 goals in 1,046 games). 

Neely added, however, that he feels Marchand needs to “grow up a little” after his fifth career suspension. 

“Well obviously the skill set is much different, so we can start there, but Brad certainly needs to grow up a little bit on his actions on the ice,” Neely said. “Obviously, it’s been talked about, about walking that fine line and getting to it and not crossing it. He’s got to do a better job of that.”

Marchand was given a two-game ban for spearing Tampa’s Jake Dotchin in the groin in Tuesday’s win. He was given a game misconduct for the play, with this week’s suspension the second punishment he’s received from the Department of Player Safety. He was fined $10,000 for slew-footing Niklas Kronwall in January, the third punishment for slew-footing of his career.