During the Rangers' loss to the Bruins on Sunday night, Ryan Lindgren got into it with Brad Marchand following the veteran forward cross-checking the young defenseman after a whistle blew a Boston forecheck dead.
The play would lead to Marchand taking a penalty as well as a Pavel Buchnevich cross-check that sent Marchand to the ice along with Lindgren. But Marchand also took it further than just that incident, calling out Lindgren -- a former Boston second-round pick -- during his post-game interview.
"I didn't even know he was here," Marchand told The Post's Peter Botte. "He's not gonna be a player who's gonna have a very long career, so I'm not overly concerned about him."
Harsh, but a dig like this isn't uncommon from a player like Marchand.
Lindgren is in his first full season with the Blueshirts after spending five games with them last season. In 48 contests this year, he has 10 points (one goal, nine assists), while owning a solid +8 plus-minus.
Those are good numbers to start a career, but Marchand doesn't care.
"He's a good steady defenseman but there's nothing that has come up in the past," Marchand said. "All the best to him, hope he does a great job, but I can't see it."