Marchand to have hearing for spearing Dotchin

Kirby Lee / USA Today Sports

Boston Bruins forward Brad Marchand will have a hearing Thursday morning for spearing Tampa Bay Lightning defenseman Jake Dotchin, the NHL's Department of Player Safety announced Wednesday.

The incident in question occurred late in the first period of Tuesday's contest when Marchand speared Dotchin between the legs.

Related: Bruins' Marchand ejected for spearing Lightning's Dotchin

Marchand received a five-minute major for spearing and a game misconduct.

Following the game, Marchand called the play an "undisciplined penalty" and tipped his hat to his Bruins teammates for killing it off.

A suspension for Marchand could be detrimental to the Bruins, who have just two games remaining on the schedule. With a 4-0 win in Tuesday's contest, though, they have already punched their ticket to the postseason.

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