Boston’s Milan Lucic took a nasty cheap shot on Detroit’s Danny DeKeyser, but he won’t miss any time for it. The NHL’s Department of Player Safety has laid down the law with a whopping $5,000 fine for the unpenalized incident.

With Boston trailing 1-0, the gritty Bruins winger took out his frustrations on the Wings blueliner.  Specifically, by targeting a sensitive area below his belt. Cross your legs and cringe.

Lucic Spears DeKeyser

Courtesy @myregularface

Here’s the full video of the incident:

There was no penalty on the play. Referees for the game were Francis Charron (#6) and Paul Devorski (#10).

From the NHL:

Boston Bruins forward Milan Lucic has been fined $5,000 for spearing Detroit Red Wings defenseman Danny DeKeyser during Game 1 of the teams’ First Round Stanley Cup Playoffs series in Boston on Friday, April 18, the National Hockey League’s Department of Player Safety announced today.

The incident occurred at 19:55 of the second period. No penalty was assessed on the play. The fine money goes to the Players’ Emergency Assistance Fund.

Lucic makes $6M per year.  This $5,000 fine – half the maximum amount permitted under the CBA – is a drop in the bucket for a guy who earned $73k per regular season game.


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