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Apr 18, 2014; Boston, MA, USA; Boston Bruins left wing Milan Lucic (17) battles for the puck with Detroit Red Wings defenseman Danny DeKeyser (65) during the third period in game one of the first round of the 2014 Stanley Cup Playoffs at TD Banknorth Garden. The Red Wings won 1-0. Mandatory Credit: Greg M. Cooper-USA TODAY Sports

Bruins' Milan Lucic fined $5000 for cheap shot on DeKeyser, won't be suspended

If you watched the opening playoff game between the Boston Bruins and Detroit Red Wings, you no doubt saw the spear to the groin that Boston’s Milan Lucic laid on Red Wings defenseman Danny DeKeyser.

If you didn’t see it, you can check out a GIF of the cheap shot here.

Lucic will now have to pay the price for his dirty play, even though the refs missed it during the game, as he has been fined $5,000 for the low blow on DeKeyer, per a report from CBSSports.com.

However, despite the slap on the wrist fine, which proves that the officials actually did miss something that should have been penalized during the game, Lucic will not face a suspension.

Wait, what?

Many times the NHL doesn’t suspend players for intentional hits to a player’s nether-regions, but this spear was absolutely blatant, not to mention Lucic did the same thing earlier in the season  when he went low  on Montreal’s Alexei Emelin.

Lucic wasn’t given any penalty time for that hit either.

If the league is going to crack down on fighting and other major penalties during the playoffs, then hits like this junk-rattling spear should also be given some extra weight.

 

Tags: Boston Bruins Detroit Red Wings Milan Lucic Stanley Cup Playoffs

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