Milan Lucic disputes hitting from behind penalty

Milan Lucic was tossed in the second period for hitting Zac Rinaldo from behind. Lucic didn’t think he hit Rinaldo squarely in the back.

“I felt like I made every effort to take him out laterally,” Lucic said. “I looked at the video and slow-mo’ed it and looked at the point of contact. There was no numbers. It was all shoulders. You could see his body rotating because I took him from the right side.”

Lucic could be subject to supplemental discipline because of the hit.

“If I directly hit him from behind, hit him in the numbers, and buried him, I’d be the first one to say I should get a call and expect some repercussions,” Lucic said.


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