Brad Marchand will be back in a familiar spot tomorrow — in front of the NHL’s Department of Player Safety.
As the above video shows, Marchand appears to kick Kronwall’s right leg out from under him while play was whistled for an offside.
That the 28-year-old is back in hot water shouldn’t come as a huge surprise. While he has become a quality sniper and talented offensive producer, Marchand has never really curtailed the recklessness that’s earned him a myriad of punishments over the last six years:
— March 2011: Suspended two games for elbowing R.J. Umberger in the head.
— December 2011: Fined for slew-footing Matt Niskanen.
— January 2012: Suspended five games for clipping Sami Salo.
— January 2015: Suspended two games for slew-footing Derick Brassard.
— November 2015: Fined for roughing Gabriel Landeskog.
— December 2015: Suspended three games for clipping Mark Borowiecki.
As for the incident with Kronwall, Marchand wasn’t penalized on the play and finished Tuesday’s tilt with a pair of goals in just under 20 minutes of ice time. Kronwall wasn’t injured on the play, and finished with just under 18 minutes TOI.