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Milan Lucic Fined $5K For Spearing Incident

NEW YORK (April 19, 2014) – Boston Bruins forward Milan Lucic has been fined $5,000 for spearing Detroit Red Wings defenseman Danny DeKeyser during Game 1 of the teams’ First Round Stanley Cup Playoffs series in Boston on Friday, April 18, the National Hockey League’s Department of Player Safety announced today.

The incident occurred at 19:55 of the second period. No penalty was assessed on the play.

The fine money goes to the Players’ Emergency Assistance Fund.

watch the spear here...

added 3:35pm, Lucic talks about the incident below...

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stonehands-78's avatar

really ???

Posted by stonehands-78 from the beginning ... a WingsFan, on 04/19/14 at 12:49 PM ET

ClintonVerley's avatar

My advice to the Wings: don’t get caught up in the shenanigans. You have an unexpected 1-0 series lead on a still very dangerous team. Focus on winning, not Lucic’s thuggery.

The sweetest revenge would be knocking off the #1 seed, nothing else compares.

Posted by ClintonVerley from Auburn Hills, MI on 04/19/14 at 12:54 PM ET

pautna's avatar

Ahh, I get it now. You can spear someone else’s junk and just get a slap on the wrist, but you can’t touch your own or you’ll pay dearly. Good job NHL!!

Posted by pautna on 04/19/14 at 12:55 PM ET

Kate from Pa.-made in Detroit's avatar

If not for all the hard evidence being broadcast everywhere, nothing would have been done…...Oh, wait…....

Lets Go Red Wings!!!!!

Posted by Kate from Pa.-made in Detroit on 04/19/14 at 12:58 PM ET

SnLO's avatar

That’s funny. So if you handle the balls it’s a $25k fine, but if you whack the balls it’s only $5k.

Wonder what the fine for this is:

Posted by SnLO from beyond the M-1 on 04/19/14 at 01:09 PM ET

ClintonVerley's avatar

By the way, did some math. Lucic’s fine is 0.1% of his salary. Quennville’s salary is not public but assuming it’s roughly the same as Babcock’s $2 million, his fine for the other night is 1.25%.

So Q’s 1-second grab cost him ten times as much as Lucic’s disgusting from-behind spearing. WTF!

Posted by ClintonVerley from Auburn Hills, MI on 04/19/14 at 01:14 PM ET

awould's avatar

Anyone expecting a suspension was fooling themselves. But this puts him into repeat-offender territory so the next transgression - and there usually is with Lucic - might cost him a game. Probably not, since it’s still the NHL playoff rules…

Posted by awould on 04/19/14 at 01:20 PM ET

Puppies and Hookers's avatar

hard evidence

huh huh…huh huh huh.. you said hard

Posted by Puppies and Hookers from La la land on 04/19/14 at 02:15 PM ET

SYF's avatar

Legwand got $5K for his buttend to Malkin.
Neal got $5K for his cross check to the head of Glennie.
Lucic got $5K for his spearing to 65DD.

Just waiting on the same to Dorky Fairy’s spearing on Jamie Benn.

Posted by SYF from The Revenge of Johnny E on 04/19/14 at 02:21 PM ET

bigfrog's avatar

B.S.

Posted by bigfrog on 04/19/14 at 03:58 PM ET

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