Los Angeles Kings forward Milan Lucic is suspended one game on Sunday for a punch to an unsuspecting opponent, Arizona Coyotes D Kevin Connauton.

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Midway through the third period on Saturday, Lucic was slashed on the hand by Connauton and responded with a punch to the Coyotes defenceman's head.

"Thankfully, X-rays came back negative," Lucic said after the game. "If I don't react, I don't even think he (referee Brad Meier) calls a penalty."

Lucic was assessed a minor penalty for roughing and a game misconduct on the play while Connauton was given a minor penalty for slashing.