Bruins' Lucic fined, but not suspended

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Boston - Boston Bruins forward Milan Lucic has been fined but was not suspended by the National Hockey League.

NESN.com reported on Sunday that Lucic drew a $3,500 penalty but was not ordered to sit out any games, following a hearing with the league.

Lucic faced punishment for his actions during the late stages of the third period in Thursday's 4-1 victory over the Atlanta Thrashers.

Atlanta defenseman Freddy Meyer had leveled Bruins defenseman Andrew Ference with a hard check, then Lucic went after Meyer, punching him in the head. That set off a lengthy line brawl between the clubs.

Lucic was given a match penalty and game misconduct for his effort. According to Bruins general manager Peter Chiarelli, the 22-year-old was docked $25,000 for the punch and the remaining amount for an obscene gesture directed towards the Thrashers bench.

Boston begins a five-game road trip at Florida on Monday.


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