Boston's Milan Lucic fined $5,000 for spearing Detroit's Danny DeKeyser

(WXYZ) - Boston Bruins forward Milan Lucic has been fined $5,000 for spearing Red Wings defenseman Danny DeKeyser between the legs.

During the second period of Detroit's 1-0 win over Boston, Lucic poked his stick underneath DeKeyser's groin area. Cameras caught the act and the video sent Twitter into a frenzy.

The NHL announced the fine Saturday afternoon. Lucic will not be suspended.

The Bruins forward told reporters he has knocked an opponent between the legs three times in his seven-year NHL career.

"I don't know why I did that," he said Saturday.

Earlier this week, the league fined Chicago Blackhawks head coach Joel Quenneville $25,000 for "inappropriate conduct," when he argued a call in his team's series opener. Quenneville grabbed his own groin area, and cameras also caught that moment in action.

The Red Wings and Bruins face off at 3 p.m. on Sunday.

 

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