Bruins' Brad Marchand to Miss Game 4 vs Panthers

The Boston Bruns will try to even their second-round Stanley Cup Playoff series with the Florida Panthers shorthanded. Captain Brad Marchand has been ruled out with injury.

Marchand suffered an upper-body injury in Game 3 after slamming into the boards thanks to a hit from Panthers' forward Sam Bennett. It was a hit Bruins' coach Jim Montgomery wasn't happy with. Meanwhile Bennett didn't receive a penalty on the play. Montgomery had this to say after Game 3:

In real time, my eyes weren't on there. Having seen it, there's a history there with Bennett. There's clearly evidence of what went on.

There's been a lot of talk about Bennett knowing exactly what he was doing on the play with the reverse hit and that it's outside the lines of the code, but it's the playoffs and anything goes at this point.

Bennett has been suspended twice in his career. Marchand leads the Bruins in scoring with 10 points in 10 games so far this postseason.

Expect to see Danton Heinen returning to the lineup ahead of Game 4 which is slated for Sunday night.

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