Lucic suspended one game

December, 19, 2011
12/19/11
3:43
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The NHL has issued a one-game suspension to Boston Bruins forward Milan Lucic for his illegal hit on Zac Rinaldo during a game against the Philadelphia Flyers on Saturday and he will miss Monday's game against division rival Montreal Canadiens.

Here's a quote from Brendan Shanahan, who handles discipline for the NHL:

"Whle this hit is not particularly egregious, it is illegal," said Shanahan. "However, the overriding factor in elevating this hit from behind from a penalty on the ice to a suspension is his history of similar infractions, warnings and a fine. We've taken into account that Rinaldo suffered no apparent injury as a result of this hit."

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