Boston Bruins forward Milan Lucic has been fined $5,000 by the NHL for his spear on Detroit Red Wings defenceman Danny DeKeyser.
In a hard-fought first game between the Bruins and Red Wings Friday night, Lucic took out his frustration on DeKeyser in the dying seconds of the second period by slashing the defenceman between the legs. Lucic did not receive a penalty on the play.
This isn’t the first time Lucic was got away with a play like this; the Vancouver native did the same thing to Montreal Canadiens defenceman Alexei Emelin during a March 24 meeting.
The Red Wings went on to win the game 1-0 thanks to a beauty of a goal from Pavel Datsyuk.