Marchand suspended 3 games for slew-footing Ekman-Larsson

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Boston Bruins forward Brad Marchand received a three-game suspension for slew-footing Vancouver Canucks defenseman Oliver Ekman-Larsson, the NHL's Department of Player Safety announced Monday.

Marchand took Ekman-Larsson down early in a 3-2 Bruins victory on Sunday night.

The skilled Bruins agitator wasn't penalized for the incident, and Ekman-Larsson stayed in the game.

Marchand is no stranger to the Department of Player Safety. This is now the seventh time he's been suspended in his 13-year career and the second for slew-footing. He's also been fined five times, two of which were for slew-footing.

The 33-year-old also has a history of animosity with the Canucks. He was suspended five games for clipping Vancouver blue-liner Sami Salo in 2012, and he infamously sent Canucks star Daniel Sedin flying during Game 4 of the Stanley Cup Final in 2011.

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