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Kings' Milan Lucic suspended for 'sucker punch' in loss to Coyotes

Kings' Milan Lucic suspended for 'sucker punch' in loss to Coyotes

Kings left wing Milan Lucic was suspended for one game for punching Arizona Coyotes defenseman Kevin Connauton in the head during Saturday’s 3-2 loss.

The ruling was announced hours before the Kings played at San Jose on Sunday night.

Lucic delivered what NHL Player Safety called a sucker punch to Connauton after Connauton slashed him and received a two-minute roughing minor and a game misconduct in the third period. Connauton received a minor slashing penalty but remained in the game after his penalty expired. 

The problems for Lucic began at 6:55 of the third period, with the Kings down a goal. Connauton gave Lucic a nasty two-handed slash to the...

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