According to reports, Bruins forward Milan Lucic will meet his day of reckoning Sunday, Boxing Day, with the NHL over his sucker-punch of Atlanta defenseman Freddy Meyer in Thursday night’s third-period melee.

Lucic was assessed a match penalty, which carries with it an automatic suspension pending review. I would expect Lucic to receive a one-game ban based on his status as a repeat offender (he was suspended in the ’09 playoffs vs. Montreal). It’ll be interesting to see if the league does anything about Meyer’s high hit, which started the whole thing.