• email
  • Bookmark and Share

Bruins forward Milan Lucic escapes suspension for late punch on Atlanta's Meyer

BOSTON - Boston Bruins forward Milan Lucic escaped suspension but was fined a total of US$3,500 by the NHL on Sunday for a late punch thrown at Atlanta Thrashers defenceman Freddy Meyer.

The hard-nosed winger received a match penalty at 15:54 of the third period in Boston's 4-1 win Thursday over the Thrashers.

Meyer levelled Lucic with a high hit sparking a wild line brawl. Once the players packed together in between fights, Lucic dropped Meyer with a clean shot while both players were being restrained by officials.

The disciplinary hearing took place Sunday with Lucic "fined $2,500 for the punch thrown in the scrum and $1,000 for making an obscene gesture directed at the Thrashers bench," Bruins general manager Peter Chiarelli said in a statement.

"The NHL has informed us that Milan will not be suspended," Chiarelli added. "He will join the team on the flight to Florida and be available for Monday's game against the Panthers."

More Stories

Wild left wing Matt Cooke gets 7-game suspension from NHL for kneeing Avalanche defenceman

ST. PAUL, Minn. - The NHL cracked down hard on Matt Cooke, suspending the Minnesota Wild left...

Blackhawks lose Seabrook to suspension as they prepare for Game 3 against Blues

CHICAGO - The Chicago Blackhawks felt the repercussions of Brent Seabrook's hit on David Backes...

Canucks coach John Tortorella returns from 15-day suspension for game against Red Wings

DETROIT - Vancouver Canucks coach John Tortorella returned from his 15-day suspension against...

Don Cherry says two-game suspension for John Tortorella would have made the point

TORONTO - Don Cherry said the 15-day suspension handed to Vancouver Canucks coach John...
blog comments powered by Disqus

THN on Twitter

What do you think of the Matt Cooke 7-game suspension for his hit on Tyson Barrie?


Our Partners