Bruins forward Milan Lucic has been fined $5,000 for spearing Red Wings defenseman Danny DeKeyser during Game 1 of the Eastern Conference Quarterfinal.
The NHL Department of Player Safety announced the fine on Saturday:
Boston Bruins forward Milan Lucic has been fined $5,000 for spearing Detroit Red Wings defenseman Danny DeKeyser
— NHL Player Safety (@NHLPlayerSafety) April 19, 2014
During the second period, it appeared that Lucic used his stick to intentionally hit DeKeyser between the legs from behind as the Detroit defenseman was skating away from Lucic.
The Bruins lost the game 1-0, as Detroit’s Pavel Datsyuk scored the game-winning goal with 3:01 to play in the third period. Game 2 is set for Sunday at 3 p.m.