Milan Lucic is known for his temper and for his tendency to overreact. Those two traits were on full display when he sucker punched Kevin Connauton after receiving a slash.
Lucic was kicked out of the game for his retaliation and wasn’t too happy with the officials.
Lucic reportedly thought his wrist was seriously injured following the slash which he used as his explanation of why he snapped. X-rays proved to be negative, but regardless, that wasn’t an excuse for his over the top reaction.
The Department of Player Safety doesn’t sound too happy with the play, as evidenced by their wording in the Tweet below:
Los Angeles' Milan Lucic will have a hearing today for roughing/sucker punch on Arizona's Kevin Connauton.
— NHL Player Safety (@NHLPlayerSafety) January 24, 2016
It sounds like some additional discipline is heading Lucic’s way.