Lucic won't be suspended

BOSTON -- Bruins forward Milan Lucic was not suspended for his match penalty against the Atlanta Thrashers during Thursday's game at TD Garden.

He was fined a total of $3,500 for the incident that occurred at 15:54 of the third period. Bruins general manager Peter Chiarelli just released the following statement:

"The NHL has informed us that Milan will not be suspended as a result of the match penalty assessed to him during our game against the Thrashers last Thursday. He will be fined $2,500 for the punch thrown in the scrum and $1,000 for making an obscene gesture directed at the Thrashers bench. He will join the team on the flight to Florida and be available for Monday's game against the Panthers."

The NHL held a hearing with the Bruins and Lucic via teleconference Sunday before the team left for Florida.