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Major development in the legal case against Bruins' Milan Lucic

Published January 19, 2024 at 10:41
BY LIAM
     
Moments ago, major news broke about the progress of the legal case against Bruins' forward Milan Lucic for domestic abuse. According to multiple reports from Boston hockey reporters, Lucic's case has been set to go before a juried trial on February 16th.


In mid November of last year, Lucic took an indefinite leave from the Bruins when he was arrested for a domestic violence incident involving his wife. Now, his wife and the DA are moving forward with the charges. In the police report from the night of the arrest, the officers noted that Lucic was obviously intoxicated and there were signs of abuse taken by his wife, with redness observed around her chest. In the 911 call, Lucic's wife claimed he tried to choke her.




Shortly after this incident, Lucic officially entered the NHLPA's Player Assistance Program for alcoholism, and the Bruins organization released the following statement.

The Boston Bruins have been in communication with the Lucic family, offering our support and assistance. The organization is supportive of Milan's decision to enter the NHL/NHLPA Player Assistance program. He remains on an indefinite leave of absence from the team. With respect to both his ongoing rehabilitation and the legal process, we will have no further comment at this time.

It's unclear what the potential outcomes could be for Lucic in this trial, but at this point, it's near certain the Lucic will never appear in the NHL again. We'll be keeping watch for new updates as Lucic's case moves forward.
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