It's absolutely an elbow and a dangerous play, but the actual contact is glancing at best. Marchand absolutely sold it. Haven't heard anything on an actual injury to Marchand today, but perhaps we will now that the suspension has been handed down.
Coach addressing media now pregame, said Marchand "was being reassessed by doctors this morning, so we'll have an update later today"^CS
In related news:
Claude Julien said he was going to deal w/ non-reaction to the Marchand hit "internally": "I don't throw my guys under the bus"
Claude Julien didn't wanna throw players under the bus but admitted past B's teams would've responded to Marchand hit
Andrew Ference on reaction to Marchand hit: "Regardless of what happened, part of having a team identity isnt about talk. Its about actions"
Edited by elvis15, 11 April 2013 - 11:07 AM.