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Lucic Fined $3500 For Punch & Obscene Gesture

(Boston) - Bruins General Manager Peter Chiarelli issued the following statement regarding the NHL’s disciplinary hearing with forward Milan Lucic:

“The NHL has informed us that Milan will not be suspended as a result of the match penalty assessed to him during our game against the Thrashers last Thursday. He will be fined $2,500 for the punch thrown in the scrum and $1,000 for making an obscene gesture directed at the Thrashers bench. He will join the team on the flight to Florida and be available for Monday’s game against the Panthers.”

The match penalty was assessed to Lucic at 15:54 of the third period in the Bruins/Thrashers game on Thursday, December 23. The hearing was held via teleconference on Sunday, December 26.

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Meyer was being restrained by a linesman and two other Bruins when Lucic sucker-punched him. Whether or not the Meyer hit that preceded this incident was also illegal (kind of on the fence about it, never saw a good replay), Lucic’s non-suspension is crap and this fine is pocket change to a guy making as much as he does. Domi got 8 games from Burke for sucker-punching a NYRanger (though to be fair, Domi’s sucker-punch was a bit dirtier).

Posted by StevieSteve on 12/26/10 at 07:37 PM ET

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Lucic’s non-suspension is crap and this fine is pocket change to a guy making as much as he does.

Clearly, Colin Campbell is the one who handed down this decision! wink

Posted by Alan from Atlanta on 12/26/10 at 08:33 PM ET

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Clearly, Colin Campbell is the one who handed down this decision!

Right, Mike Murphy my @$$.

Posted by Lindas1st from New England on 12/26/10 at 09:01 PM ET

J.J. from Kansas's avatar

Apparently, Bettman’s daughter needs nothing else explained to her, so everything is fair game again.

Posted by J.J. from Kansas on 12/26/10 at 09:02 PM ET

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