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Report: Marchand will be told to stop licking immediately, NHL involved

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The league office is apparently taking measures to ensure Brad Marchand doesn't lick any more opponents.

For real this time.

The NHL is involved and Marchand will be told to cut it out immediately, TSN's Darren Dreger reports.

The Boston Bruins' talented agitator did it again Friday night, planting his tongue on Tampa Bay Lightning forward Ryan Callahan's face during the Lightning's 4-3 overtime win in Game 4 of their second-round series.

Related: Callahan likens licking incident to spitting in face

There were conflicting statements from the league about whether it told the Bruins and/or Marchand to stop licking other players after he did so to Toronto Maple Leafs forward Leo Komarov during their opening-round matchup.

Marchand denied being asked to tone it down at the time.

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