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The Brad Marchand situation worsens for Boston

Published May 15, 2024 at 9:28 PM

Brad Marchand, the Boston Bruins' influential captain, has been sidelined for the past two matches against the Florida Panthers, and recent developments suggest his health condition might be more severe than initially anticipated.

Following a collision with Florida's Sam Bennett in game three, the Bruins' captain has been absent from the ice. Despite Boston's valiant efforts in game five to bring the series back in their favour, speculation is mounting that Marchand's absence could be prolonged due to a potential concussion.

Typically, an NHL player suffering from a concussion is sidelined for a few weeks. With the series now entering the elimination stage, it is improbable that Marchand will make a return unless there is a significant medical improvement before game six on Friday. This impacts Boston's chances of moving to the eastern conference final significantly.

The Bruins' faithful are undoubtedly holding their collective breath, hoping for their captain's swift recovery and return to the ice. Marchand's presence is pivotal to the team's success, and his absence has cast a shadow of uncertainty over Boston's quest for glory in the ongoing playoff series against the formidable Panthers. Sources are speculating that Marchand's concussion might be worse than anticipated - which is a devastating blow to the B'S.

source: puckreporter.com
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