According to Pierre LeBrun of ESPN.com, Bruins forward Brad Marchand will have a disciplinary hearing with the NHL on Thursday morning. The hearing was rescheduled from noon to 11:30 a.m. because of scheduling conflicts. The league will discuss whether or not Marchand's hit on Columbus's R.J. Umberger in Tuesday night's 3-2 shootout win warrants a suspension.
Umberger went down in the second period when he caught an elbow from Marchand at center ice. No penalty was called, but supplemental discipline may be come down under Rule 48.1, which outlines an illegal check to the head as "A lateral or blind side hit to an opponent where the head is targeted andor the principal point of contact."
Kevin Shattenkirk was traded to the Capitals for a 1st, conditional 2nd, and a prospect. Mike Felger believes if the Bruins were to trade Zdeno Chara, they might be able to get two 1st round picks.
WASHINGTON - The Washington Capitals have acquired defenseman Kevin Shattenkirk in a trade with the St. Louis Blues.
Washington sent a 2017 first-round pick, conditional 2018 second-round pick, forward Zach Sanford and minor leaguer Brad Malone to St. Louis in the deal that also sent former Capitals goaltending prospect Pheonix Copley to the Blues.
The teams announced the deal Monday night.
Shattenkirk, 28, is set to be an unrestricted free agent this summer. He has 42 points on 11 goals and 31 assists this season and has 66 goals and 218 assists in 471 NHL games
He counts $4.25 million against the salary cap this season. The Blues retained 39 percent of his salary.
Shattenkirk is a right-handed-shooting defenseman who adds more depth and offense to the Capitals' blue line.