- The Bruins acknowledged that Milan Lucic would be away from the team
- Boston Police wouldn’t confirm nor deny arresting Lucic early Saturday morning
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Bruins player Milan Lucic has reportedly been arrested on domestic violence charges.
The Bruins said on Saturday that Lucic would be taking an indefinite leave of absence.
‘We are aware of the situation involving Milan Lucic. Milan is taking an indefinite leave of absence from the team,’ the team said in a statement.
The team added that, ‘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.’
According to WCVB-TV, he was arrested on Saturday morning in Boston.
Milan Lucic of the Boston Bruins skates during warmups before a game on October 19
Lucic has played over 1,300 NHL games with the Bruins, Kings, Oilers and Flames in his career
Boston Police said it could neither confirm nor deny arresting Lucic early Saturday morning.
A message sent to Lucic’s agent was not immediately returned.
Lucic, 35, is a veteran of over 1,300 NHL games with the Bruins, Los Angeles Kings, Edmonton Oilers and Calgary Flames.
He won the Stanley Cup with Boston in 2011 and is back with the team after signing a one-year free agent contract last summer worth $1 million with $500,000 in possible additional incentives.
The Bruins, who host Montreal on Saturday night, said they would have no further comment.
Coach Jim Montgomery echoed that after the team’s morning skate, saying he had not spoken to Lucic and would refrain from discussing further details out of respect for privacy.