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Report: No suspension for Lucic spear of DeKeyser

Milan Lucic, Niklas Kronwall

Boston Bruins’ Milan Lucic (17) keeps the puck from Detroit Red Wings’ Niklas Kronwall during the second period of Game 1 of a first-round NHL playoff hockey series in Boston on Friday, April 18, 2014. (AP Photo/Winslow Townson)


It was the groin shot seen all over the Internet last night and Boston Bruins forward Milan Lucic may have just gotten away with it.

According to Sportsnet’s Nick Kypreos, Lucic won’t be suspended for his spearing incident against Detroit Red Wings defenseman Danny DeKeyser. Lucic speared DeKeyser in the groin from behind and was not penalized for it. Kypreos said Lucic could still face a fine for the play.

The Bruins were frustrated by the Red Wings during Detroit’s 1-0 Game 1 victory and Lucic took an opportunity to take advantage of a situation in which the officials eyes were elsewhere.

Lucic got away with a similar move against Montreal’s Alexei Emelin back in March. Lucic was frustrated with Emelin for a big hip check the Canadiens defenseman hit him with earlier in the game.

Update (1:12 p.m. ET): Lucic spoke after Bruins practice.

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