Brad Marchand has taken accountability for his actions during his previous five suspensions from the NHL, and the Bruins left winger did it again on Thursday the day after he was dinged with a five game suspension for elbowing Marcus Johansson.

Marchand said he didn’t intend to injure Johansson on the much-discussed play in Tuesday night’s game where he elbowed the Devils forward in the side of the head, and left him with second concussion of the season.

“I’ve been trying to play a certain [better] way for a while now” said Marchand, who had avoided any supplemental discipline this season until this incident in late January, while discussing his situation with reporters in Ottawa on Thursday morning. “It was never my intention to get into a situation like this and to injure Marcus. Hopefully he has a full and healthy recovery very quickly. I’m just sorry I let my teammates down . . . I know that. I let my organization down. I have to be better. There's no question.