Report: Milan Lucic Game Misconduct Rescinded, Hearing Likely for Brad Marchand


Milan Lucic's game misconduct from Saturday's game is reportedly being rescinded, which means that the NHL is admitting that Lucic should have never been ejected from the Bruins' 4-3 loss to the Canucks.

According to Hockey Night in Canada's Elliotte Friedman, replays indicate that Lucic was on the ice legally at the time of a first-period fight and he therefore did not leave the bench to join a fight. That is what warranted his ejection and spurred a discussion of if a 10-game suspension was forthcoming, but now it appears that the ejection was in error.

Brad Marchand's game misconduct penalty, on the other hand, is not expected to be rescinded. Indeed, it appears that "The Brat" may have earned himself a hearing with "The Shanahammer," NHL player safety head honcho Brendan Shanahan.

While the Bruins could have most likely used Lucic out on the ice to help them in a losing effort, Marchand's five-minute major was especially costly. During the five minutes of penalty time, the Canucks scored two of their four power-play goals in the game, including the eventual game-winner by Cody Hodgson.

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