Bruins' Milan Lucic Arrested, Takes Indefinite Leave


The Boston Bruins have announced that 35-year-old center Milan Lucic will be away from the team on an indefinite leave of absence after an alleged "domestic incident" Friday night.

According to Duke Castiglione of WCVB in Boston, Lucic was arrested late Friday night in connection with the incident.  

The Bruins issued a team statement:

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.

The 6'3", 240-pound forward hasn't played in nearly a month due to an ankle injury suffered in late October. The 35-year-old had returned to the Bruins on a one-year, $1.5M contract this season, after playing with the Calgary Flames for the past four years. He had spent eight seasons in Boston to start his career, and was part of the 2011 Stanley Cup winners, contributing 30 goals that season and 12 points in 25 playoff games. 

This isn't the first such incident involving Lucic, as back in 2011 police were called to his home, but no arrest was made at that time. 

He's played 1,177 NHL games, recording 586 points over his 17-year career. 

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