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NHL confirms Marchand hearing for Brassard slew foot


Boston forward Brad Marchand will have a hearing this afternoon for his slew foot on Rangers center Derick Brassard from Thursday night, the NHL’s Department of Player Safety has announced.

The incident in question:

Marchand wasn’t penalized on the play and Brassard stayed in the game but, afterward, the New York forward expressed displeasure over the jot.

“It’s just like you go to the corner with them and you go shoulder to shoulder, but he brings his leg in the back, and I felt like I had a slew foot there,” said Brassard, per CSNNE. “I don’t want to find any excuses about it. I don’t want to be crybaby or anything, but it could’ve been dangerous, and it could be a game changer.”

Marchand has a pretty lengthy rap sheet as a repeat offender -- including a previous fine for slew footing (on Matt Niskanen in 2011) -- so it’s very possible he could be in line for a suspension here.