Devils’ P.K. Subban fined $5K for tripping Flames’ Milan Lucic

P.K. Subban was penalized for delivering a slew foot to Milan Lucic.

New Jersey Devils defenceman P.K. Subban has been fined a league-maximum $5,000 for dangerously tripping Calgary Flames forward Milan Lucic on Tuesday.

As Lucic retrieved the puck from the corner of his defensive zone, Subban approached him from behind and appeared to deliberately trip him by using his own leg — in other words, a slew foot.

Subban received a minor penalty for the incident, which occurred at 11:48 of the first period.

The former Norris Trophy winner made a similar play during pre-season when he tripped up New York Rangers forward Ryan Reaves. Reaves suffered a lower-body injury on the play but Subban was not disciplined by the league.

The $5,000 will go to the NHL Players’ Emergency Assistance Fund, which is provides money to former players and their families who are in need.

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