Marchand handed a whopping suspension for slew footing Oliver Ekman-Larsson

Wow! I did NOT see this coming!

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Marchand handed a whopping suspension for slew footing Oliver Ekman-Larsson

This just in, the NHL has suspended Boston Bruins forward Brad Marchand three games for slew footing Vancouver Canucks defenseman Oliver Ekman Larsson.

Check it out:

And here's the slew foot in question:

In their explanation of the suspension, NHL Player Safety states that Marchand's "use of both his upper and lower body to take Ekman-Larsson to the ice in a dangerous fashion" was enough for him to earn a three game suspension. The fact that Marchand also has six prior suspensions, with one for slew footing, likely factored into the severity of the punishment as well.