Marchand out 6 months after undergoing surgery on both hips

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Boston Bruins star Brad Marchand underwent successful surgery on both hips and will miss approximately six months, the team announced Friday.

Marchand only appeared in 70 games for the Bruins this season, but the majority of his absences weren't injury related. He was suspended nine games total for two separate incidents and also sat out the club's regular-season finale for rest.

The 34-year-old was Boston's top producer in 2021-22, registering 80 points during the campaign before netting four goals and seven assists in a seven-game defeat against the Carolina Hurricanes in the first round of the Stanley Cup Playoffs.

Marchand's current timeline projects him to return to the ice in late November.

The Bruins are facing an uncertain offseason as captain Patrice Bergeron is unsure whether he'll retire or sign a new contract. Earlier this month, team president Cam Neely was noncommittal on the future of head coach Bruce Cassidy, saying the club needs to "make some changes" to the way it plays.

Marchand out 6 months after undergoing surgery on both hips
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