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Lucic Avoids Suspension, Owes Fine

Boston Bruins forward Milan Lucic has had his automatic one-game suspension overturned by the National Hockey League, as announced by the team Sunday afternoon.

After a Sunday disciplinary hearing, the league fined Lucic $2,500 for his punch to Atlanta Thrasher Freddy Meyer during Thursday evening’s game at the TD Garden. The league also added on a $1,000 fine for an “obscene gesture.” Despite the fines, Lucic had the automatic one-game suspension resulting from his match penalty removed.

Unlike most league disciplinary meetings, NHL’s director of hockey operations Colin Campbell could not be involved because his son, Gregory, plays for the Bruins. Vice President of Hockey Operations Mike Murphy led the meeting in Campbell’s stead.

Lucic and the Bruins traveled this afternoon to Florida in preparation to face the Florida Panthers on Monday night.