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Milan Lucic to take an ‘indefinite leave’ from team after alleged domestic violence incident, new details emerge in incident (report)
The Boston Bruins announced on Saturday that Milan Lucic will take a leave of absence from the team. This comes in the wake of his arrest for an alleged incident of domestic violence in the early hours on Saturday morning.
The 35-year-old forward reportedly attacked and choked his wife, according to Tiffany Chan of WBZ.
"The Boston Bruins are aware of the situation involving Milan Lucic Friday evening. Milan is taking an indefinite leave of absence from the team. The organization takes these matters very seriously, and we will work with the Lucic family to provide any support and assistance they may need. We will have no further comment at this time," the team said in a statement.
WBZ reported that they reached out to Boston Police, they wouldn’t confirm anything, and the Suffolk County District Attorney, had nothing to say regarding the Lucic incident.
“It's tough to see your teammates and your friends going through stuff like this and their family. Yea definitely worried about Britt and the kids and Luc himself, but they have all the support in the world. Anything they need we are going to be here for them," said Bruins captain Brad Marchand before team’s 5-2 win on Saturday night.
Lucic has been out of action since Oct 21. when he took a Derek Forbort snapshot off his ankle. Boston placed the The 6-foot-3, 236-pound winger was placed on long-term injury reserve on Oct. 27 and is eligible to come off LTIR.
The veteran suffered a setback rehabbing from the injury and was not expected back into the Bruins lineup anytime soon.
“Looch is not going as quick as we expected, so he’s maybe a week behind where we expected, but it’s not dramatic,” Boston Bruins head coach Jim Montgomery said after practice on Monday.
A 2011 Stanley Cup winner with the Bruins, Lucic returned during the offseason, signing a $1 million deal with $500,000 more possible in performance-based incentives.
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