Kings left wing
The ruling was announced hours before the Kings played at San Jose on Sunday night.
Lucic delivered what
Lucic, visibly angered, went after Connauton and cuffed him on the side of the head, earning a two-minute roughing minor plus a game misconduct. Connauton received a minor slashing penalty on the play, but remained in the game once his penalty expired.
Lucic had the wrist X-rayed, and the test showed no broken bones, though after the game, he told The Times and the Kings' website that he thought his wrist had been broken on the play.
He was also critical of referee Brad Meier's call, saying: "If I don't react, I don't think he even calls a penalty. The same guy, Brad Meier, I think this is the fourth time he's kicked me out of a game.
For the record
2:11 p.m.: An earlier version of this post incorrectly spelled referee Brad Meier's last name as Maier.
"It's always the same thing with him. Guys can take liberties on me and it's not a penalty. If I do something, I'm automatically kicked out of the game. It's just unfortunate it is that way with him. Just gotta move on and not get frustrated by the referees in the game."
With Lucic out, it likely means
According to the NHL's official report on the matter, league officials are considering supplemental discipline regarding the roughing penalty and the punch. The league's department of player safety also retains the right to make adjustments to the infraction on review.
Lucic has been fined four times and suspended twice before as a member of the
Lucic received a match penalty for retaliating on San Jose’s
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