WILMINGTON — The hit left Brad Marchand down on the ice, with the Bruins trainer rushing out to attend to him. But after Marchand skated off under his own power and was helped into the dressing room, he missed just one shift in Saturday’s game against the Red Wings.
And on Tuesday, the Bruins winger called the hit by Detroit’s Justin Abdelkader “an accident.”
“That stuff happens,” said Marchand, who was down for about a minute after the hit. “We were both going to the slot and I didn’t see him. I don’t think he saw me till the last second. If I would have seen him, I probably would have ducked or jumped. He jumped. That’s just how it goes. Full story for BostonGlobe.com subscribers.