National Hockey League roundup
(The Sports Xchange) - Boston Bruins forward Milan Lucic has apologized for an obscene gesture he made toward fans as he entered the penalty box during Thursday's game at the Montreal Canadiens.
Lucic was fined $5,000 by the NHL on Friday.
Lucic received a penalty late during the 6-4 loss. As he entered the penalty box, he made the gesture and then flexed his arms pretending to lift the Stanley Cup.
"Obviously not proud of what I did there," Lucic said on Saturday. "Just want to apologize to our organization for embarrassing the Bruins organization.
“Also want to apologize to our fans, and also apologize to the Montreal Canadiens organization and to the Canadiens fans. I know they can get under your skin sometimes, but they are great fans. So apologies for my actions. I regret what I did."
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New York Islanders forward Mikhail Grabovski began feeling concussion symptoms Friday, a day after passing tests, according to Newsday.
Grabovski took a big hit by San Jose Sharks enforcer John Scott on Thursday but did not experience symptoms until the next day.
He will not be re-evaluated until early next week. Continued...