OUTBrad Marchand
LW BOS
2 weeks ago

Marchand played through a groin injury over the final six-to-seven games of the playoffs.

EDGE Analysis

On the plus side, Marchand will not need surgery, with a full offseason ahead of him to recover from the issue. While the end of Marchand's stellar 2017-18 run was marred by some regrettable on-ice conduct, the 5-foot-9, 181-pounder played at an elite level during the regular season, logging 34 goals and 85 points in 68 games, while manning the left wing of the Bruins' top line. Marchand's close-to-the-edge style of play continues to make him very difficult to compete against, but he does tend to occasionally cross the line. With a growing list of transgressions to his name, Marchand figures to head into next season on the continued radar of the NHL's disciplinarians. As such, the soon-to-be 30-year-old is one sketchy play away from his next suspension, but as long as he can stay on the ice he'll remain a top-flight producer in both real and fantasy terms.

OUTBrad Marchand
LW BOS
3 weeks ago

Marchand (undisclosed) participated in line rushes during pregame warmups, indicating he'll be in the lineup for Friday's Game 4 against Tampa Bay, Fluto Shinzawa of The Athletic Boston reports.

EDGE Analysis

Marchand was considered a game-time decision for Friday's contest after missing practice Thursday, but the feisty winger is likely just dealing with some minor bumps and bruises after averaging 20:14 of ice time through the first 10 matches of the Bruins' playoff run. The 29-year-old sniper, who's already racked up four goals and 15 points this postseason, will slot into his usual role skating on Boston's first line and top power-play unit.

OUTBrad Marchand
LW BOS
3 weeks ago

Marchand (undisclosed) is viewed as a game-time decision for Friday night's playoff game against the Lightning.

EDGE Analysis

The same applies to Jake DeBrusk, with both players having been given maintenance days Thursday. "They have some nicks," coach Bruce Cassidy noted Friday morning, "I believe they will play." Through 10 postseason outings thus far, Marchand has logged four goals and 15 points, while skating on the Bruins' top line.

OUTBrad Marchand
LW BOS
3 weeks ago

Marchard assisted on both the Bruins' goals in Monday's 4-2 loss to the Lightning in Game 2.

EDGE Analysis

Much like the first-round series with Toronto, Marchand has kicked things off against Tampa Bay with six points (one goal, five assists) in the first two games. The Leafs held the 29-year-old to only three points in five games the rest of the way, but it remains to be seen if the Bolts can also find a way to slow down the Bruins' top line.

OUTBrad Marchand
LW BOS
3 weeks ago

Marchand led the Bruins to a 6-2 win over the Lightning on Saturday with a goal and three assists.

EDGE Analysis

The honey badger and his linemates David Pastrnak and Patrice Bergeron started Game 1 against Tampa Bay just like they did in Game 1 against the Maple Leafs -- with a bang. The trio combined for 11 points Saturday and Marchand now has 13 points in eight games this postseason.

OUTBrad Marchand
LW BOS
1 month ago

Marchand potted a goal and fired two shots on net in Thursday's 3-1 Game 4 win over Toronto.

EDGE Analysis

Marchand has been stellar against the Maple Leafs in round one of the playoffs, racking up two goals and seven points through the first four games of the series. The 29-year-old winger will look to continue his hot streak and help his team shut the door on Toronto's season by securing a series-clinching win in Game 5 on Saturday.

OUTBrad Marchand
LW BOS
1 month ago

Marchand delivered four assists in a 7-3 win over the Maple Leafs in Game 2 on Saturday.

EDGE Analysis

Marchand, Patrice Bergeron and David Pastrnak combined for -- wait for it -- 14 points in one night. Bad little Brad is having his way with the Leafs, at least so far.

OUTBrad Marchand
LW BOS
1 month ago

Marchand earned the first star in Game 1 of the conference quarterfinals, contributing a power-play goal and an assist in a 5-1 victory over the Maple Leafs on Thursday.

EDGE Analysis

Marchand opened the scoring with the extra man just 5:28 in, setting the tone in a dominant win with the first of Boston's three power-play goals. If he can keep the extracurricular activities to a minimum, Marchand's primed for an incredibly productive postseason on a Bruins team that fancies its chances against any opponent.

OUTBrad Marchand
LW BOS
2 months ago

Marchand has been fined $5,000 (the maximum allowable under the NHL's Collective Bargaining Agreement) for cross-checking Andrew MacDonald in Sunday's game against the Flyers.

EDGE Analysis

Marchand was originally assessed a minor penalty for the infraction, but the league added the fine to his punishment. More importantly from the Bruins' perspective is that their leading scorer (84 points in 63 games) avoided another suspension. In addition to catching the eye of the folks over NHL Player Safety, Marchand was named the NHL's second star for the month of March. In that span, the 5-foot-9, 181-pounder recorded 10 goals and 26 points in 15 games.

OUTBrad Marchand
LW BOS
2 months ago

Marchand scored his 34th goal of the season to go with an assist in Thursday's 4-2 win over the Lightning.

EDGE Analysis

Marchand's empty-netter with 56 seconds remaining sealed the victory for his team while padding his impressive goal total. His 34 goals and 84 points would be closer to the league's leaders if Marchand hadn't been limited to 62 appearances thus far, though some of those absences have been self-inflicted due to suspension. Long considered one of the league's most annoying agitators, Marchand has also turned into one of the NHL's premier scorers in recent years. Now he just needs to permanently lay off the dirty tricks, both for his own good and the safety of his coworkers.