Bruins winger Milan Lucic was close to being eligible to return from a lower-body injury that has had him on LTIR for the past three weeks, but that is now on hold indefinitely. On Saturday, the Bruins released the following statement to reporters, including Steve Conroy of the Boston Herald (X
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“The Boston Bruins are aware of an incident involving Milan Lucic Friday evening. Milan is taking an indefinite leave of absence from the team. The organization takes these matters very seriously, and will work with the Lucic family to provide any support and assistance they may need. We will have no further comment at this time.”
Lucic returned to Boston this summer as a free agent, inking a one-year, $1M contract that also contained an additional $500K in performance bonuses. He has played in just four games so far this season, picking up two assists while recording eight hits in a little under 12 minutes per contest.