Bruins Forward Milan Lucic Arrested Following Domestic Incident
Boston, MA –
Bruins veteran forward Milan Lucic was arrested in the early hours of Saturday morning in Boston after a domestic incident, according to sources from WCVB SportsCenter 5 and 5 Investigates. The details of the incident have not been made immediately clear.
In response to the situation, the Boston Bruins released a written statement acknowledging the incident and stating that Lucic will be taking an indefinite leave of absence from the team. The organization emphasized their commitment to taking such matters seriously and pledged to provide support and assistance to the Lucic family.
As of now, the Bruins have stated that they will not be making any further comments regarding the incident.
Lucic, a key member of the Bruins’ 2011 Stanley Cup-winning team, returned to the team during the offseason after signing a $1 million deal with the possibility of earning an additional $500,000 through performance-based incentives. He initially made his debut with the Bruins in 2007 and spent eight seasons in Boston before his return.
The 6-foot-3, 236-pound forward was recently placed on the Bruins’ long-term injured list due to a lower-body injury sustained from a shot off his ankle during a game against the Los Angeles Kings on October 21. Bruins captain Brad Marchand expressed his concern for Lucic and his family, emphasizing the close-knit nature of the team and their support for one another.
Marchand also mentioned that the players are currently unaware of the specific details surrounding the incident, making it difficult for them to comment further. He described Lucic as a good friend and expressed his sadness in seeing a teammate and friend go through such a situation.
Head coach Jim Montgomery provided an update on Lucic’s recovery from his injury, stating that it is progressing slower than expected but not dramatically so. The 35-year-old forward had played in four games this season, recording two assists before his injury.
Information from the Associated Press was used in the compilation of this report.
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