Panarin was seen throwing his glove at Marchand over what the Bruins star apparently mentioned to him throughout a confrontation. Panarin revealed the character of Marchand’s remarks.
“I did not actually perceive what he mentioned within the second as a result of we had a little bit dialog with dangerous power,” Panarin mentioned, through USA Today.
“Then I hear one thing about Russia in that second, after which with that power, that may’t be one thing good about Russia. So, that is why I lose my thoughts after which I did what I did.”
Panarin took a two-week depart of absence final 12 months following tabloid allegations from a former coach that he attacked a girl in Latvia virtually a decade in the past. Panarin denied the declare. Andrei Nazarov, a former NHL participant who coached Panarin within the Kontinental Hockey League, mentioned on the time he was motivated to discuss the alleged assault as a result of he disagreed with Panarin’s criticism of Russian President Putin.
In January, Panarin introduced his assist for Russian opposition chief Alexei Navalny, who was poisoned final 12 months. The Rangers star mentioned in a 2019 interview that Putin “not understands what’s proper and what’s incorrect.”
Panarin was fined $5,000 for the Marchand incident
The Related Press contributed to this report.