Lucic has served his one-game suspension for his punch on Arizona's Kevin Connauton. Now that his suspension is over, Lucic will slot back into the Kings' lineup Wednesday against the Avalanche as a top-six forward. LA will be happy to have the big-bodied forward back in the lineup, as he has played well of late, tallying six points (one goal, five assists) in the seven games prior to his suspension.
Lucic received a one-game suspension for his punch Saturday on Arizona's Kevin Connauton. Lucic will likely serve his suspension Sunday, resulting in him being eligible to return to the ice Wednesday for the team's last game before the All-Star break. Tanner Pearson is expected to take his place alongside Anze Kopitar and Tyler Toffoli on the top line Sunday, but that won't last long.
Lucic was assessed a roughing minor and a game misconduct for slashing and then sucker-punching defenseman Kevin Connauton in Saturday's loss to Arizona. He finished with 12 PIM. While Lucic didn't get on the scoresheet, his temper tantrum helped fantasy goers in the PIM category. While the former Bruin was reacting to a nasty slash, there is a chance he could hear from the Department of Player Safety for his actions. Lucic has been a decent fantasy contributor this season, notching 12 goals, 29 points and 54 PIM in 47 games.
Lucic scored the game-winning goal Tuesday against Dallas. Lucic's 12th goal of the season is his first in 2016, and also extended his points streak to five games, where he has a goal and four assists. He's adjusted to life in Hollywood quite well with 28 points in 44 games, and has a good chance to post the fourth 20-goal season of his career. He is one of the league's most fearsome hitters and is a multi-category contributor in fantasy.
Lucic dished out a pair of assists in Monday's win over the Red Wings. Lucic helped set up the team's first two goals of the game before his mates tacked on two more in the final frame to deliver a 4-2 victory. The 27-year-old has seen his scoring drop a bit lately, but a strong second half could still help net the fourth 50-point campaign of his career.
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