Daily Noontime – January 10, 2012

Brad Marchand was slapped with a five-game suspension on Monday after his hit against Sami Salo on Saturday! (Photo Credit: USA Today)

By NoontimeSports.com 

Good Tuesday morning to everyone, and welcome into another edition of the Daily Noontime. Here are some headlines and news to kick-start your day.

* Despite citing his hit against Sami Salo as “self defense,” Boston’s left-winger Brad Marchand was handed a five-game suspension on Monday. NHL disciplinarian Brendan Shanahan deemed the hit a “predatory low-hit” because Salo did sustain a concussion. However, Marchand will begin serving his suspension on Tuesday when the Bruins host Winnipeg at the TD Garden for a 7:00pm face-off.

* According to multiple sources and reports – Boston Celtics forward Jeff Green experienced a successful surgery on Monday, as doctor’s repaired an aortic aneurysm, which was detected during a physical with team doctors last year. Green won’t return to the hardwood until next season.

* The Boston Red Sox added some additional pitch depth on Monday evening, as the club signed right-hander Justin Germano, who pitched in Korea last season after making nine appearances with the Cleveland Indians. Boston also added Randy Niemann to their coaching staff, too.

* The No. 25th ranked Harvard University men’s basketball team will look to earn their 14th win of the season when they travel to Monmouth for a 7:00pm tip-off.