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This is why Brad Marchand was absent from practice


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Christopher Faucher
December 6, 2023  (7:39 PM)
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In a solemn announcement, the Boston Bruins disclosed that their team captain, Brad Marchand, has temporarily departed. Marchand's absence from today's practice was due to a heartfelt reason: he went back home to attend services for his grandmother, Frances O'Leary, who passed away last Friday.

Both the Bruins organization and fans express their sympathies to Marchand and his family during this trying period. The choice to prioritize family commitments sheds light on the humane aspect of professional athletes, emphasizing the significance of personal bonds outside the hockey arena.
"Brad Marchand returned home for services for his grandmother Frances O'Leary, who passed away last Friday. He's expected back for Thursday's game against Buffalo."

Marchand, an integral personality for the Bruins in their games and beyond, is anticipated to rejoin the team for Thursday's match against Buffalo. The Bruins community stands united in support of their captain, comprehending the importance of offering assistance in times of personal bereavement.
As Marchand dedicates time to be with his family and pay tribute to his grandmother's legacy, the team and fans eagerly anticipate his comeback, acknowledging that family takes precedence in moments of sorrow. The Bruins will persevere through this challenging phase, showcasing resilience and camaraderie both on and off the ice.
Source: Bruinsinsider
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This is why Brad Marchand was absent from practice

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