Marchand avoids suspension for hit on Emelin

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Marchand avoids suspension for hit on Emelin

Brendan Shanahan, the NHL's chief of discipline, announced via Twitter Thursday afternoon that Brad Marchand would not be suspended for his hit on Alexei Emelin in the Bruins' 4-3 shootout victory over the Canadiens Wednesday night.

"Like all penalties on the ice, not all 'clips' rise to the level of supplemental discipline," said Shanahan. "This check by Marchand was delivered to the upper thighhip and not the knee area. We don't like it, but there will be no supplemental discipline."

Earlier Thursday, Bruins coach Claude Julien said he didn't think Marchand deserved a suspension.

My eyes saw Marchands butt hit the other guys butt," said Julien. "Clipping and a suspension is going after a guys knees. Thats the way I saw it and Im hoping the league sees it the same way."

They did.

Report: Celtics 'expected' to talk to Mavs about deal for Bogut

Report: Celtics 'expected' to talk to Mavs about deal for Bogut

The Celtics reportedly are "expected" to talk to the Mavericks about a deal for Andrew Bogut, according to scout.com, but negotiations would be "dependent on what bigger move Boston can make".

Bogut, 32, is in the final year of his contract. The 7-foot center, while healthy, has played in only 26 games this year and is averaging just three points a game. But he's also averaging 8.3 rebounds in 22.4 minutes, and rebounding has been one of the Celtics' big areas of weakness this year. The C's rank 27th in the league in reboundinh, and 26th in defensive rebounding.

According to scout.com, the Mavs would part with Bogut for Tyler Zeller and one of Boston's first-round draft choices.