NHL Playoffs: Bruins Forward Milan Lucic Not Suspended for Game 7 vs. Montreal

Nicholas GossCorrespondent IApril 27, 2011

BOSTON, MA - APRIL 23:  Milan Lucic #17 of the Boston Bruins takes the puck as Travis Moen #32 of the Montreal Canadiens defends in Game Five of the Eastern Conference Quarterfinals during the 2011 NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs at TD Garden on April 23, 2011 in Boston, Massachusetts.  (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images)
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According to multiple reports, the NHL has decided not to suspend Boston Bruins forward Milan Lucic for Wednesday night's Game 7 versus the Montreal Canadiens.

Lucic was given a five minute major penalty for boarding Canadiens defenseman Jaroslav Spacek in the second period of Game 6 Tuesday night, which also resulted in Lucic being ejected from the game.

Montreal scored its second goal on a following powerplay, taking a 2-1 lead that they would protect to force a deciding Game 7.

Lucic has played poorly against Montreal this postseason, scoring no goals with just one assist.

If Lucic were suspended, rookie forward Tyler Seguin would have been the likely replacement for him in the lineup.

With the Bruins powerplay failing to score a goal in about 20 attempts, Seguin's speed and offensive talents could help ignite the struggling powerplay unit.

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