Bruins' Lucic escapes NHL suspension
Boston Bruins forward Milan Lucic won't receive any further discipline from the NHL for throwing a punch at Atlanta defenceman Freddy Meyer.
Lucic was fined $3,500 US on Sunday but won't receive a suspension.
Lucic was given a match penalty with less than five minutes remaining in the game during the Bruins' 4-1 victory on Thursday night in Boston.
The melee began after Meyer decked Lucic, which initiated a brawl.
Once the players packed together in between fights, Lucic nailed and dropped Meyer with a clean shot as officials were restraining both players.
Lucic's disciplinary hearing happened Sunday with the rugged forward "fined $2,500 for the punch thrown in the scrum and $1,000 for making an obscene gesture directed at the Thrashers bench," Bruins general manager Peter Chiarelli said in a statement.
"The NHL has informed us that Milan will not be suspended," Chiarelli added. "He will join the team on the flight to Florida and be available for Monday's game against the Panthers."
With files from The Canadian Press