Marchand was a late scratch before the game after suffering the injury on a collision with Blackhawks forward Anthony Duclair in the two teams’ meeting Saturday. He is being considered day to day.
“It’s from the run-in with Duclair from last night,” coach Bruce Cassidy said of the injury. “We didn’t know how serious it would be. Just found out before the game he wouldn’t be able to go. We’ll see how he is for Tuesday.”
Meanwhile, Duclair injured his right leg in the collision and is expected to miss up to two weeks, according to Blackhawks coach Joel Quenneville.
While Duclair left the game Saturday after the incident, Marchand stayed in, recording two assists in the Bruins’ 7-4 win. The 29-year-old leads Boston in both goals (29) and assists (40) in 53 games this season.
Duclair, 22, has 11 goals and 12 assists in 56 games.
With a 3-1 loss to the Blackhawks on Sunday, the Bruins saw a six-game winning streak end. They had only 11 forwards available for the game, juggling line combinations out of necessity.
Boston, already without top-line center Patrice Bergeron (foot) and first-pair defender Charlie McAvoy (MCL), will continue its four-game road trip at Carolina on Tuesday.