Bruins' Brad Marchand out with a 'mild concussion'

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Boston Bruins forward Brad Marchand was injured on Wednesday night when he was elbowed by Devils defenseman Anton Volchenkov. The play resulted in Volchenkov getting a five-minute major for elbowing and a game misconduct. He also received a four-game suspension from the league on Thursday afternoon.

That doesn't exactly do the Bruins any good now as general manager Peter Chiarelli announced on Thursday evening that Marchand suffered a "mild concussion" as a result of the play. The Bruins will host the Islanders on Thursday night.

It's still a little disturbing that teams are referring to concussions -- any concussion -- as "mild," but the Bruins had no further update and will give out more information "at the appropriate time."

Marchand has been one of the Bruins' most productive forwards this season. Through 38 games this season, he is leading the team in goals (16) and points (33).

The 24-year-old Marchand signed a four-year contract extension with the Bruins this offseason that will pay him $4.5 million per season.

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Adam Gretz has been writing about the NHL and taking an analytical approach to the game since the start of the 2008 season. A member of the PHWA since 2015, he has spent more than three years covering... Full Bio

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