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BREAKING: The Worst is Confirmed For Boston Bruins Enforcer Milan Lucic

Published October 26, 2023 at 12:14
BY SKY

In a tough turn of events for Milan Lucic and the Boston Bruins, head coach Jim Montgomery has confirmed that the seasoned winger will be sidelined for the next couple of weeks due to a lower-body injury. Lucic, at the age of 35, sustained the injury while blocking a shot during a recent game against the Los Angeles Kings. Despite this setback, he managed to contribute an assist before exiting the game.

Lucic's absence was felt in the following two games against the Anaheim Ducks and the Chicago Blackhawks, and it is now confirmed that he will be out for a bit longer. This is a blow for the Bruins as Lucic had a decent start to the season with two assists in four games. While it's a small sample size, this pace would be the first time he's been around the 0.5 points-per-game mark since the 2016-17 season.


The injury comes after Lucic's least productive season in 2022-23 with the Calgary Flames, where he managed only 7 goals, 12 assists, and 19 points in 77 games. Lucic, who began his career with the Bruins and won a Stanley Cup with them in 2011, has had a journeyman career, making stops with the Los Angeles Kings, Edmonton Oilers, and the Calgary Flames. He returned to the Bruins with a one-year, $1 million contract and is set to become an unrestricted free agent in the 2024 offseason.


The exact timeline for Lucic's return remains uncertain, and his absence leaves the Bruins with a significant gap to fill in their lineup.
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