BUFFALO — It has not been the easiest of seasons for Brad Marchand. Despite scoring both Bruins goals in Thursday’s 4-2 loss to the Sabres, the winger has struggled to produce, with seven goals and nine ssists in 35 games, and has had multiple incidents of questionable judgment in the last week, with his antics in Vancouver and a boarding penalty against the Flames.
In the wake of Marchand mimicking kissing his Stanley Cup ring and then mimicking raising the Cup and kissing it during a loss to the Canucks last Saturday, his coach and general manager expressed disappointment in him.
But that doesn’t mean that GM Peter Chiarelli wants him gone.
“Let me be clear on Marchy,” Chiarelli said here on Thursday. “I’m not trading Marchy. He’s a good player. I like the way he plays.” Full story for BostonGlobe.com subscribers.