Update: Marchand's NHL hearing at 11:30 a.m.

Update: Marchand's NHL hearing at 11:30 a.m.
March 16, 2011, 5:43 pm
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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."