Kings left wing Milan Lucic was suspended for one game for punching Arizona Coyotes defenseman Kevin Connauton in the head during Saturday’s 3-2 loss.
The ruling was announced hours before the Kings played at San Jose on Sunday night.
Lucic delivered what NHL Player Safety called a sucker punch to Connauton after Connauton slashed him and received a two-minute roughing minor and a game misconduct in the third period. Connauton received a minor slashing penalty but remained in the game after his penalty expired.
The problems for Lucic began at 6:55 of the third period, with the Kings down a goal. Connauton gave Lucic a nasty two-handed slash to the...