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Lucic fined $5,000 for spearing DeKeyser

Apr 19, 2014, 2:01 PM EDT

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Milan Lucic won’t be suspended for spearing Danny DeKeyser, but he will have his wallet punished.

The NHL fined Lucic $5,000 for spearing DeKeyser from behind in the closing seconds of the second period of the Bruins’ 1-0 Game 1 loss to the Red Wings on Friday night.

It was reported earlier today Lucic wouldn’t sit out any time for the obvious incident. It’s the second time in a month Lucic has gotten away with spearing an opponent in the groin. Lucic went unpenalized and wasn’t fined for spearing Montreal’s Alexei Emelin in March.

Lucic could’ve been fined a maximum of $10,000 by the league, but the NHL didn’t opt to go for the full monty.

Following practice on Saturday, Lucic told reporters he’s “not that kind of player” but admitted he’s done it only three times in his career.

Game 2 between Detroit and Boston is Sunday afternoon at TD Garden.

 

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