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Milan Lucic disputes hitting from behind penalty

Posted by Fluto Shinzawa, Globe Staff  December 17, 2011 05:12 PM

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Milan Lucic was tossed in the second period for hitting Zac Rinaldo from behind. Lucic didn't think he hit Rinaldo squarely in the back.

“I felt like I made every effort to take him out laterally,” Lucic said. “I looked at the video and slow-mo’ed it and looked at the point of contact. There was no numbers. It was all shoulders. You could see his body rotating because I took him from the right side.”

Lucic could be subject to supplemental discipline because of the hit.

“If I directly hit him from behind, hit him in the numbers, and buried him, I’d be the first one to say I should get a call and expect some repercussions,” Lucic said.

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