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No Suspension For Milan Lucic

Well, the deliberation is over. Bruins forward Milan Lucic wasn’t suspended for his concussion-inducing hit on Sabres’ goalie Ryan Miller this Saturday. If you missed the incident, here it is again:

[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TERA-GY2K1o[/youtube]

 

This is what Senior VP of Player Safety, Brendan Shanahan, had to say:

“I had the hearing because I did make an initial assessment of the play as I do with all plays, but I did have some questions for Milan and I wanted to hear directly from him,” Shanahan told NHL.com. “They were regarding his intent; at what point did he know there was going to be a collision; and whether or not he felt he had the time to avoid the collision. I was satisfied with his answers.

“The minor penalty called on the ice was the correct call,” said Shanahan. “And, while it’s unfortunate that Miller was hurt I saw nothing egregious about this hit that would elevate it to supplemental discipline.”

That was anti-climactic. Can’t wait to hear Miller’s response.

 

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