The 29-year-old, signed from Leeds in January, spoke out over being "mystified" as to why he had not been given a chance to lead the Canaries' attack, with Hughton preferring the likes of summer signings Ricky van Wolfswinkel, Gary Hooper and Johan Elmander.
Hughton was less than impressed by the comments from the Argentinian forward but, following direct conversation, now considers the matter addressed as he prepares for a crucial clash against fellow strugglers Crystal Palace at Carrow Road on Saturday.
"We have a policy here at the club, and Luciano knows that should not have gone out in the paper, but that is something between myself and Luciano," said Hughton.
"He is a good lad and my door is always open.
"It was disappointing but it is something I have dealt with in-house and is very much club business.
"What he has done is make everyone aware of the frustrations he feels. What he has to do is make those clear through the appropriate channels.
"The relationship I have with Luciano is very good and he is someone I have got a lot of respect for.
"We made a decision we wanted to keep him and that is why we have not allowed him to go out on loan.
"It is all about managerial decisions and we brought in three strikers over the summer, so there was always going to be competition.
"I accept it has been difficult and frustrating for him but things can change, and it does not mean it will always be that way.
"He is in there fighting and competing, that is all he can do and I have had no problems with him at all, it is just managerial decisions.
"Will he be in the squad this weekend? Yes, he will. He is a very good lad, but in this circumstance he needs to do things in the appropriate manner."
Norwich - who have lost seven of the opening 12 Premier League games - are facing up to something of an injury crisis, with midfielders Robert Snodgrass (knee) and Anthony Pilkington (hamstring) set for an extended spell in the busy Colney treatment room.
Club-record signing Van Wolfswinkel remiains a couple of weeks away from full match-fitness following a toe injury, while the combative Alex Tettey is on course to return at the start of 2014 following an ankle problem and winger Elliott Bennett has not played since the opening day of the season due to cruciate ligament damage in his knee.
Hughton, though, sees it as an opportunity for the rest of a small squad to step up to the challenges ahead.
"It is part and parcel of the game and it will give somebody else an opportunity," said Hughton.
"It is a problem all clubs have to deal with, and what it does do is test the squad.
"You realise you will go through bad periods on the injury front. This is a tough one and it is a test for the entire squad, but there is no point in getting down."
Hughton's own future continues to be the subject of much speculation.
However, the former Newcastle and Birmingham boss will not let talk of who might be lined up to replace him at Carrow Road get in the way of the job at hand.
"You can never influence those things and no matter what I say, that will not change," he said.
"If it is a manager that might be under pressure one day, then it is another manager the next day, then the next after that it is another one.
"These are all things you have to be able to take in your stride because you cannot affect it and it certainly does not affect the way that I work. It can't affect the result, the only thing which can is playing well enough on the day."