Unfortunately Souray separated his shoulder when he hit the ice after the bout and will be out 3-4 weeks.
Ivanans, the Los Angeles Kings tough guy, had 14 fights last season and outweighed the 19-year-old Lucic by 43 pounds. But with a drop of his gloves, Lucic accepted and stood toe-to-toe with the 28-year-old Ivanans.
By the end of the night, Lucic bore a strawberry-sized welt on his left cheek, the product of a straight right by Ivanans. But Lucic also had the puck from his first NHL goal, the satisfaction from his team’s 8-6 win, and the admiration of watchers around the league.
The 19-year old juniors-eligible Lucic is quickly earning respect in Boston and will likely become a fan favorite very fast.