Milan Lucic of the Boston Bruins
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Milan Lucic Done with Boston Bruins After Dropped Charges

Published February 16, 2024 at 4:34 PM

The Boston Bruins have released an update on forward Milan Lucic after he was cleared of charges today after a domestic incident back in the fall. Lucic has been on an indefinite leave of absence since the charges were originally laid, and it sounds like he won't be back with the Bruins this season.

A reporter inquired about Lucic's status today after the charges were dropped. The Bruins said Lucic remains on leave.

"Milan Lucic will remain on indefinite leave from the organization for the remainder of the 2023-24 season. The Boston Bruins organization supports Milan and his family as he continues his personal rehabilitation."

As Steve Conroy of the Boston Herald points out, Lucic is on a one-year deal with the team, meaning he's a free agent this summer.

The NHL has not said Lucic can't sign somewhere else when free agency opens. However, I'm not sure many, if any teams will be calling his agent.

The charges against Lucic were dropped in court on Boston today after it was announced his wife would not testify against him, and the 911 call could not be entered into evidence. Lucic, 35, has played 1157 regular season games in the NHL. While he suited up for the LA Kings, Edmonton Oilers, and Calgary Flames, it looks like Lucic will be starting and ending his career with the Boston Bruins. Lucic won a Stanley Cup with the team in 2011.
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Milan Lucic Done with Boston Bruins After Dropped Charges

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