NHL fines Oilers’ Lucic maximum $10K for roughing Joseph

Watch as Milan Lucic goes looking for Mathieu Joseph and punches him in the head after knocking him to the ice.

The NHL has fined Edmonton Oilers forward Milan Lucic the maximum $10,000 for roughing the Tampa Bay Lighting’s Mathieu Joseph.

During the second period of Tuesday evening’s Oilers-Lightning matchup, Lucic knocked over the rookie Joseph and then repeatedly punched him in the head.

Lucic went after Joseph in retaliation for a hit from behind the Tampa winger delivered on Oilers defenceman Kris Russell earlier in the game.

The 30-year-old Lucic was assessed a couple of minor penalties and given a game misconduct on the play.


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