Milan Lucic Suspended Two Games for Illegal Hit On Blue Jackets' Kole Sherwood

By Rob Mixer on November 4, 2019 at 8:05 am
Calgary Flames left wing Milan Lucic (17) during the face off against the Florida Panthers during the second period at Scotiabank Saddledome.
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Milan Lucic has a bit of a history with the Blue Jackets.

Most notably was the "fight" (we call it that because, well, it wasn't much of one) against Dalton Prout a few years ago when Lucic was a member of the Boston Bruins, and Prout took care of him with one swing. 

Guess what? He's back. And on Saturday night at Nationwide Arena, Lucic decided he should do something – wait for it – very stupid.

Unsurprisingly, the NHL's Department of Player Safety thought this was worthy of supplemental discipline and Sunday announced it had suspended Lucic for the next two games. It's probably a fair punishment for a careless and needless play, which is something Lucic has done before. 

Flames GM Brad Treliving, who apparently watched a different version of this play, did not agree with the league's decision.

This is gold content right here. Anyway, it's good to see the NHL take swift action on a dumb, unnecessary play. Sherwood initially left the game and went through concussion protocol, but was cleared and did return. 

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